Spam was nearly dead, then it became an essential tool for crime and came roaring back

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John Christian at TheOutline wrote a post that made me take notice because it neatly summarized the current state of affairs and confirms our own experience: spam has morphed and is back with a vengeance.

I have lived through the early 2000s where Bill Gates predicted that spam would be eradicated in a few years. At the time, a combination of legislative action, vigorous prosecution and software countermeasures looked like it would do the trick.

It seemed like we had defeated electronic junk mail. Then the spammers rose from the dead.

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