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November 17, 2008

Spam Slammed

If you’ve noticed a sudden decrease in spam hitting your Inbox, there’s a reason. Last Tuesday, after a lengthy investigation, McColo Corp, a Web hosting service based in San Jose, California was shutdown for hosting clients who were engaged in “everything from sending spam to controlling compromised computers around the world and selling knock-off pharmaceuticals”. Reports from various sources estimated that McColo was responsible for as much as 75%  of world wide spam messages. Following McColo’s closure, spam volumes were reportedly down by 40%.  If you’re interested, more information can be found at:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081113.wspam14/BNStory/Technology/home

http://www.straightupsearch.com/archives/2008/11/spam_on_the_run.html

http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-fi-spam14-2008nov14,1,4316124.story

3 Responses to “Spam Slammed

    avatar Robert says:

    Well as happy as I would be to see the end of spam I fear that it only continues to be a problem because it works. If nobody ever replied to these mails surely they would have stopped by now?

    avatar SEO says:

    wow thats a lot of spam

    avatar anonymous says:

    Spam is mostly not a problem for me, because I don’t publish my email, and I am careful with the services i register for.

    The only spam I get is from Site Pro News. Lots of it.

    I am not a registered user of this site. I have not given my details, and I am not stupid enough to click any unsubscribe links.

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