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spammer

An individual or organization that sends unsolicited e-mail to anyone and everyone. See spam.
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It is a constant race between the spammers and the spam defenders.
STEP 6: Use antivirus protection and firewalls to protect your computer from being used by spammers.
While Web bugs are not a new phenomenon to the Internet, this new data reinforces the fact that spammers are using increasingly deceptive tools to invade end-users' privacy and harvest valid e-mail addresses," Chasin says.
However, few firms are convinced it will make any difference to the unscrupulous spammers, who happily break the law now, and will in all likelihood continue.
I am one of those libertarians turned rabid anti-spam law advocates precisely because letting spammers continue unfettered is anti-libertarian.
The law legalizes spam, but levies severe civil and criminal penalties for spammers who break certain rules.
Finally, many spam emails contain tracking codes in the HTML that can help the spammer work out which email addresses are active and therefore send still more spam to them.
com, is now selling software that allows spammers to send pop-up messages directly to computer users' desktops bypassing e-mail altogether.
Of course, the spammers immediately will go out and open a new account, but this will take a day or three, shutting them down in the meantime.
If the address has been registered the spammer will be informed that a password reminder has been sent to the address and so validates the e-mail address to the spammer.
0, a patent-pending anti-spam solution that protects users from unwanted emails by using the latest blocking and filtering technology and innovative opt-out technology that stops spam at the source by automatically unsubscribing users from spammers' email lists, keeping detailed track of the opt-out requests to make sure spammers comply with new federal anti-spam legislation.
Other than never, ever buying anything through a spam offer, next to nothing, Reid says, unless you're willing to track down the individual spammers by buying their product, then taking them to small claims court, assuming the spammer doesn't hit the road as soon as the jig is up.