The Changing Face of Spam

I don’t know if this is just me, but in the last couple of months I have seen an extreme drop in the amount of email spam I receive. It’s not being swallowed by the spam-filter in my email software. It’s simply not getting to my computer in the first place. Perhaps it is being filtered out by ISPs, but I am more inclined to think that they’ve given up sending it to me.

At around the same time-frame that I saw the decrease in email spam, this happened to the comment spam here:


It suggests to me a change in strategy by the world’s spamhauses. However, of the thousands of spam comments this blog received in the last month, only one managed to escape Akismet’s awesome filtering powers (And was duly deleted by me). The minuscule cost per spam-comment allows the spammers to cast their net extremely wide, but even so, I must confess that I don’t really understand how comment-spam can be an economically viable method of attracting customers. Instead of posting billions of gibberish comments a day, they would do a lot better to put that effort into writing in coherent sentences.

2 comments to The Changing Face of Spam

  • Hola Frank Garcia, Lo siento, pero la deÂcÆ’ipciÃrs³n es decir que el techo es de 10 MB, por lo tanto, hice un remix, como la remezcla es de 14,4 MB, iría al límite. Así que adelante, me corté un pedazo sólo para que escuchen, si Intereco, pasándome por e-mail para que pueda obtener a través de todo.Espero que disfruten y Comprienda!

  • May 29, 2012 at 2:11 pmit’s similar what I told my father: go to tax office and tell them about the emergency property tax, that you are able to pay installments of only 5 euro per month. Do you think it will work?