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All quiet on the spammer front

Published: Wednesday 2004-01-21.

I have received a several pieces of e-mail lately about people not listed on my page of Swedish spammers. I only publish spam mail I have received myself on that page, I do not list submissions. The question is thus, why have I not seen the letters? Is it that the spammers have found their way here and figured out that it would be foolish to send their messages to me? Or is that ascribing too much intelligence to the blockheads? No matter what it is nice not having received things like this:

From: "SPELIA" <lottokungen@winning.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 13:55:46 +0100
Subject: Nyhetsbrev från Spelia

Lottopotten mot nya höjder! Med hjälp av Guldlotto ökar dina chanser att vinna med 80% Beställ längre ner!!!
(Missa inte din gratischans i slutet på mejlet)

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Sören Olsson, VD

If it is a fact that the spammers have washed my addresses off their lists due to my web site, I have to say that that is very nice, then it at least has served one of its purposes – to decrease the amount of junk that I receive. The problem is of course that it has not served its main purpose: to decrease the amount of junk that is sent, no matter the recipient.

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Hur kommer det sig att din sida fått så mycket uppmärksamhet?

  • Datum: 2004-01-21 09.55.17 CET
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
  • Sänt från: yestravel.com

Som jag skrivit på annat ställe registrerade jag ett gratis bildbehandlingsprogram för några veckor sedan, och skulle i gengäld få nyhetsbrev från företaget och dess relaterade annonsörer. Dagen därpå fick jag första "nyhetsbrevet", dvs reklam. Inte så mycket att säga om det, förutom att det jag uppmanades köpa var små kylskåp. Bildbehandlingsprogram - kylskåp. Det verkar vara riktad marknadsföring. Nu har det inte rasslat in något mer sådant brev på snart två veckor.

  • Datum: 2004-01-22 14.58.15 CET
  • Namn: Peter Karlsson
  • Sänt från: 127.0.0.1 via pat.opera.com

Jag vet inte riktigt varför jag fått så mycket uppmärksamhet på mina sidor. Kanske för att den kommer såpass högt upp på Google, så att den är lätt att hitta. Jag har sett referenser till min information från olika väbbforum, så sidorna är kända.

Dessutom, eftersom mina sidor är rankade högt av Google så kommer jag högt upp i träfflistan för de företag jag har listade...

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