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Re: Explaining spam to policians (was: test message)

  • To: Jan Meijer < >
  • From: Piet Beertema < >
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 12:40:21 +0100
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Don't we have any stats on the number of spam received by people?
That might be simpler to convince them of the severity of the problem.
The number of spam received by *individuals* probably isn't going
to say enough. Figures about entire *organisations* may well say
a lot more. I've done so on various occasions for CWI in the past
couple of months. Although CWI is a relatively small organisation
(some 250 people), the figures I got ranged from some 750 to some
3000 *per day*. Part of this can be explained by the fact that we
have quite a few people whose (present of past) activities cause
their e-mail addresses to be known in the entire Solar System,
and thus to become "prime targets" for spam. But even so...


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