Spam. Wanna know where it all comes from? Read the recap article from Wired and then visit the kickass site from cluelessmailers.org
How One Spam Leads to Another
Once your e-mail gets on a spam list, you're basically doomed. Now there's a 'map' that illustrates that doomsday path.
Wired, by Michelle Delio
Clueless Mailers: The Latest Ugly Trend in Spamming
You always knew spammers are an incestuous bunch, but just how incestuous is about to become a bit clearer. Clueless Mailers presents version 3.2 of The Spamdemic Map(SM). Inclusion on the Spamdemic Map is not a smear or an attack or even an implication of "guilt by association"... It's simply one small part of the overall concept of wide-scale general connectivity, and serves as a reminder to the marketing community to stay vigilant and to be sensitive to the need to protect recipients' personally-identifiable information.
Monday, July 08, 2002