what is the point of spam

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what is the point of spam

Post: #161784 old tree man
Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:22 pm

Can anyone tell what "spam" does and what is the point of it i have probably asked this befor but i've forgot, sorry senior moment, the only spam i know is Specially Prepared American Meat.
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Re: what is the point of spam

Post: #161790 Milims
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:36 pm

It's usually some kind of dodgy advert for stuff we don't want!
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Re: what is the point of spam

Post: #161791 old tree man
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:38 pm

Thanks for that Milims
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Re: what is the point of spam

Post: #161811 Millymollymandy
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:38 pm

And they seem to expect there are people out there who are going to click on their links and then buy their dodgy products. Well none of us will that's for sure! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: what is the point of spam

Post: #161815 Nick69
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:40 pm

Yeah spam is really anything internet related that is unwanted, emails, adverts, strange new forum members :scratch: :hugish: LOL

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Re: what is the point of spam

Post: #161816 old tree man
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:41 pm

I'm always to scared to click on any thing until someone tells me its ok :oops:
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Re: what is the point of spam

Post: #161819 Millymollymandy
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:46 pm

Nick69 wrote:Yeah spam is really anything internet related that is unwanted, emails, adverts, strange new forum members :scratch: :hugish: LOL

You're right, especially ones with dodgy names including numbers like 69 !!! Welcome by the way. :lol:
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Re: what is the point of spam

Post: #161822 Nick69
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:48 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:
Nick69 wrote:Yeah spam is really anything internet related that is unwanted, emails, adverts, strange new forum members :scratch: :hugish: LOL

You're right, especially ones with dodgy names including numbers like 69 !!! Welcome by the way. :lol:



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Post: #161823 old tree man
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:49 pm

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Re: what is the point of spam

Post: #161856 MKG
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:44 pm

... apart from the rather hopeful advertising, a lot of spammers also want to sell advertising space on their sites - and they can only do that if they can prove that they get a large number of hits. So, they put a hit counter on the site and then spam every other site they can think of. Innocent people go to have a look and BINGO - hit counter goes up by one.

Apparently, it doesn't really work, but try telling that to the spammers.

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Re: what is the point of spam

Post: #161865 Millymollymandy
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:17 am

So do spammers get spammed then? Seems to me that they could all spam each other's websites and/or sell advertising space to each other, could live in their own little spammy world and then not bother the rest of us!!! :roll:
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