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spammer

An individual or organization that sends unsolicited email to anyone and everyone. See spam.
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70 million: The number of spam messages once sent out daily by a single known spammer.
They are able to deflect "Web beacons"--essentially invisible tags in e-mail that can notify a spammer his e-mail was opened and confirm an account is active.
Insurers also suggest that companies limit the e-mail addresses posted to their Web sites, because spammers often peruse sites as a way to generate future spam targets.
And the US Congress is currently examining its own legislation that, to the alarm of many, could legalise spam of the opt-out variety -though whether any spammer worth their salt will give a monkey's about any legislation is another matter.
In some cases, big-name ISPs have even signed secret 'pink contracts' with major spammers. In return for a fat fee, the ISP agrees to ignore complaints from end users, maintain the spammer's email access and keep 'spamvertised' web sites up and running.
You can even import filter lists from outside sources, such as Internet sites that are designed to protect people from spammers.
In all seriousness, spammers and their practices pose a serious threat to the legitimate e-mail marketers.
It only applies to spammers working in the state and sending their junk to Californians.
Either way, e-junk mail has all come about as spam mailers (spammers) have invaded a separate part of the Internet using their own methods, politics, and host computers to harass and annoy Internet users.
And despite the occasional injunction filed against MAPS when they wrongly list a suspected spammer in their databases, Oriez believes the good guys are winning the spam wars.
Would-be spammers can even buy software to help them; in fact, one common spam message ("Advertise to over 100 million people for FREE!!!") is selling this kind of assistance.
In the meantime, perhaps the best you can do for yourself is to never, ever, respond positively to a spammer's ad.