Spam - World Record?

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  1. TripTych

    TripTych Guest

    If receiving junk mail ever becomes an Olympic sport I WILL TAKE THE GOLD.

    Serious question: Is there a world record for the most spam sent/received in
    one day? Does any company track stuff like that?
    TripTych, Feb 7, 2005
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    HOOLIGAN Guest

    HOOLIGAN, Feb 7, 2005
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    Old Gringo Guest

    TripTych wrote:
    > If receiving junk mail ever becomes an Olympic sport I WILL TAKE THE GOLD.
    >
    > Serious question: Is there a world record for the most spam sent/received in
    > one day? Does any company track stuff like that?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

    few months back there was an article hit all the news sites, CNN
    MSNBC etc. said Bill Gates got more than anyone.

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    Old Gringo, Feb 8, 2005
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    Joel Rubin Guest

    On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 16:40:17 -0500, "TripTych" <> wrote:

    >If receiving junk mail ever becomes an Olympic sport I WILL TAKE THE GOLD.
    >
    >Serious question: Is there a world record for the most spam sent/received in
    >one day? Does any company track stuff like that?
    >

    I don't know about this, but once someone asked on this newsgroup
    about problems getting to his POP3 server. And I tried getting on, but
    since I wasn't even on the same continent as his POP3 server and
    didn't have an account, I tried logging on as something like test,
    password test, or guest, password guest.

    (By the way, if you have a server of any sort, be sure to delete the
    default accounts or at least change their passwords! I've seen them
    used by 419ers and phishers, among others.

    You definitely don't want the password for "root" on a *nix system to
    be "root". This would be a "hack me" sign pasted on your ass, with a
    big red target.)

    Anyway, I managed to find a default account that was open and it had
    700+ emails. All the ones I looked at were, of course, spam.
    Joel Rubin, Feb 8, 2005
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  5. TripTych, <>, the no-good, shitty pantaloon, and dishonest
    grocer and dealer in bad spices, trickled:

    > If receiving junk mail ever becomes an Olympic sport I WILL TAKE THE
    > GOLD.
    >
    > Serious question: Is there a world record for the most spam
    > sent/received in one day? Does any company track stuff like that?


    One person, four million spams a day, ten valid mails a day...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4023667.stm
    Yirug the acquisitive, Feb 8, 2005
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    A Nengineer Guest

    Yirug the acquisitive wrote:

    > One person, four million spams a day, ten valid mails a day...
    >
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4023667.stm
    >


    <ARTICLE QUOTE>

    "Literally there's a whole department almost that takes care of it," he
    said.

    "But he said only about 10 e-mails a day made it through to his inbox,
    because of anti-spam technology that filters the messages."

    </ARTICLE QUOTE>

    Um, so Bill Gates' "anti-spam technology" is "almost a whole department
    that takes care of it?"

    What am I missing here?

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    A Nengineer, Feb 8, 2005
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  7. On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 13:38:25 GMT, A Nengineer <>
    wrote:

    >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4023667.stm
    >>

    >
    ><ARTICLE QUOTE>
    >
    >"Literally there's a whole department almost that takes care of it," he
    >said.
    >
    >"But he said only about 10 e-mails a day made it through to his inbox,
    >because of anti-spam technology that filters the messages."
    >
    ></ARTICLE QUOTE>
    >
    >Um, so Bill Gates' "anti-spam technology" is "almost a whole department
    >that takes care of it?"
    >
    >What am I missing here?


    "At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in January, Mr Gates
    predicted that technology would make spam "a thing of the past" within
    two years."

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Isn't this the same guy who said 64k of ram
    ought to be enough for anybody?

    Swill

    --
    The reasons for censoring Britt Ekland's erotic dancing in the room
    next to Edward Woodward in the Inn, in the film "The Wicker Man" are
    clear to me - after all, decency is perhaps the single most important
    factor to be considered in film-making. Too many film-makers
    concentrate on the way people think and feel and not, unfortunately,
    on how people *should* feel and think.
    I have seen both versions of the film, both with and without the
    lascivious Miss Ekland's performance, and I feel moved to ask you,
    does burning a virgin in a large wooden contraption actually improve
    crop yields, and is this not a better approach than employing the
    methods of genetic modification?
    Governor Swill, Feb 8, 2005
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