A Spam Fighter Is Overzealous but Can Learn
My e-mail address must be on every junk e-mail list on five continents. It appears in every online article (email@example.com), so I'm a gold mine for the automated software robots that spammers use to harvest e-mail addresses from the Web.
Now, most e-mail programs (Outlook, Entourage and so on) have built-in spam filters. Unfortunately, they're no match for the spammers' constantly evolving efforts to disguise their messages as legitimate mail — for example, by using idiotic spellings for words like mortgage, Viagra and Cialis. A Spam Fighter Is Overzealous but Can Learn - New York Times
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