I Really hate spam, so this page shows HUNDREDS of randomly generated email addresses to help clog up the process.
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Spam comprised 96.2 percent of all email traffic in MayJune 16, 2010
Email Security News
New research shows that malware has grown steadily since the beginning of the year, according to a Web Host Industry Review, making antivirus protection even more important for safeguarding computers.
Trojans make up nearly 75 percent of all malware spread via email, WHIR reports. Spam output continues to plague users, with the annoying and sometimes dangerous messages comprising 96.2 percent of all emails sent and received in May 2010.
Spam emails have been found by researchers to carry links for multiple topics in one message, WHIR reports, a new trend that may assist users in differentiating between fake spam messages and legitimate emails.
Researchers have found that botnets are being sent from places across the globe, with 7.8 percent and 7.3 percent of all spam emails stemming from German and Brazilian IP addresses, respectively. According to WHIR, most spam is sent from IP addresses in the U.S., which account for 8 percent of the total share.
According to an MSDN blogpost, a former spammer said he made nearly $7,000 a week selling spam, which comes to nearly $336,000 a year. He also said he was paid a 50 percent commission rate on his sales and spent nearly $11,000 a week in botnet access, obtaining email addresses and providing security for his network.
Email harvesters (also known as spambots) will crawl this page and store all of these hundred bogus email addresses in a database, and follow the link at the bottom of the page, filling them up with more invalid email addresses as they go along. They eventually end up in an infinite loop, and thousands of randomly generated email addresses before the spammer realises what's happening.
I think that using anti-spam software or anti-spam appliances to filter out spam is not enough.
While spam filters will help you from getting spam in your inbox, they still waste your bandwidth, your server's bandwith or your hosted email provider's bandwidth.