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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Do Spammers Ever Give Up?


We've just gone through Christmas and the number of messages from spammers has continued unabated.

Perhaps the odd thing was that I had a large number of Barclays messages on Christmas and Boxing Day. Some were very amateurish and targeted at Woolwich, a Barclays subsidiary, customers.

Typically they are registered to someone in the US. Take which is registered to Leesa Christensen with an e-mail address of

Why do the US authorities allow domain names to be registered to someone who uses an anonymous e-mail address? Probably for the same reason they champion the death penalty!

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