Spam is unsolicited junk mail sent to you or your mail server. People who indulge in such activities are called spammers. These are sent by commercial advertisers who may offer dubious products, get rich schemes, products that do not suit your life style, promote illegal activities, etc. The intent here is to make you spend money. Almost 60% to 70% of spam is related to porn. There is another type of spammer who sends large number of e-mails that flood your mailbox or mail server. This white paper provides
information about spam, losses caused by spam, how spam works and suggests key features that a good anti-spam software should have.
action list examples
data to Spam. E-mail extraction software: These are commercially available software's that allow you to search for target e-mails IDs. They have a search engine and if you enter key words like Vacations, e-mail IDs of companies that provide services for Vacations and people interested in Vacations is generated. On-line Ad Tracking Tools: These tools allow a Spammer to find how 'successful' the Spam was. Details of how many people opened the mail, how many responded, which Ad brought the best results, etc.