off topic -- spam assassin
timr at probo.com
Sat Oct 12 06:23:22 CEST 2002
Thorsten Kampe <thorsten at thorstenkampe.de> wrote:
>* Jacob Hallen
>>> The tension between spammers and the people who develop
>>> spam-fighting software can be likened to an arms race.
>It's a race they cannot win. Spammers are really, really incredible
>dumb - otherwise they weren't spammer.
That's just not true.
I believe I read that the typical spammer gets a "hit" rate of about 0.2%,
or 2 hits per 1,000. They can send 25,000,000 e-mails absolutely for free,
and get 50,000 successful responses.
Dollar for dollar, spam has a better return-on-investment than radio, TV,
They are annoying to a tremendous degree, but they are not dumb.
- Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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