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Postby Tavish » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:46 pm

http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2009/07/12-of-e-mail-users-try-to-buy-stuff-from-spam-e-mail.ars

The MAAWG conducted 800 interviews by phone and Internet across the US with people who had e-mail addresses not managed by a corporate IT staff.
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Slightly less than half (48 percent) said that they have never clicked on a spam e-mail. That's the good news, but that means the other half have clicked on or responded to spam. But why? The answers will undoubtedly horrify you. A full 12 percent said that they were interested in the product or service being offered—those erection drug and mail order bride ads do reach a certain market, it appears.


Reports vary on how much email is actually spam, this article quotes 97% of all email is spam, I've seen other guesstimates but almost all are in the 90%. With that many people responding, its little wonder why there are so many people in the spam business. I would be willing to guess that is a better return than TV ads get or door-to-door salesmen.
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Re: 12% need to be banned from email

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:50 pm

I've been thinking of a way to combine spam emails and evangelical preachers. If I can work Billy Mays and Vince Shamwow into it somehow it will be gold I tell ya, gold.
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Re: 12% need to be banned from email

Postby knapplc » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:01 pm

Most people find spam annoying.
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Re: 12% need to be banned from email

Postby acsguitar » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:02 pm

Whatever yer just jealous of my enlarged instrument. Seriously I got this email subject today


"If you had a gold fish, you would ask for a bigger instrument"
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Re: 12% need to be banned from email

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:07 pm

knapplc wrote:Most people find spam annoying.


but then we'd never have http://www.spamshirt.com/
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Re: 12% need to be banned from email

Postby Neato Torpedo » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:20 pm

If 90% of people are idiots, and 79.2% of idiots don't attempt to buy things from spam, that must be an incredibly dumb subgroup of our population. !+)
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Re: 12% need to be banned from email

Postby dream_017 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:01 pm

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