Saturday, July 18, 2009

Curse of the Email-Forwarders

A lot of truth here:

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Maybe I’m just unlucky, but I don’t think so.

I remember getting my first email account, almost two decades ago. We didn’t even call it ‘email’ - it was just an app on the VAX that passed messages back and forth between us engineering students. It wasn’t until a few years later that some of the usenet discussion groups I replied to got me added to some spammer lists.

Spam sucked (and still sucks, though we have much better tools to deal with it now). But one variety of ’spam’ sprung up soon after I got my first home email account - the ‘email-forwards’ (EFs).

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