Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spammers Protecting Selves from Spambots

It's pretty rich that a spammer such as DAMD would attempt to protect their e-mail addresses from spambots attempting to scrape their site, when it seems pretty likely that's how they pick up the e-mail addresses they spam.

DAMD, the International Conference on Data Analysis, Data Quality & Metadata Management, is following an annoying trend of other perhaps legitimate conferences of using mass mailings to publicize their events. DAMD is a bit different in that they don't provide an unsubscribe link, but, really, should one click unsubscribe links and confirm the spammers' success at reaching a victim? Usually not.

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