Spambots are robots or people that have been programmed to make your life miserable by sending you emails about things you never asked for.
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Spam mail is the electronic equivalent of junk mail. Only much more common. If you send out an email to a million people and just 0.1% respond, that's a thousand responses. So let's send it out to a billion! That's a million responses! If you email enough people, no matter how rubbish your product, you'll be bound to sell a few. And hey, email is free.
It takes a long time to collect all those email addresses, put them into neat lists, send out those emails and sort out any replies. Spambots make it all much easier. They'll collect those email addresses! They'll send out the messages! They'll redirect all the server bounces to some black hole in the internet so you don't have to delete them! And they can do it all again and again and again, for whatever crap you're trying to hawk!
Of course, people don't like spam. So spambots are getting cleverer. They'll make the emails look like they're from real people, so the spam filters don't catch them. They'll keep track of who's receiving those emails even if you don't reply to them. Because even if no-one buys from your spam mailing list, they can sell the list. Sure, you don't want their cheap viagra now, but that penis enlargement pill guy might want a crack at you.
And spambots are getting social. They have their own facebook pages now. They're trying to make friends, join groups, become real people - all to get their views heard about CHEAP VIAGRA/CIALIS ONLY $5.
Oh, there are many ways. This is just a few of them - new ones are coming up all the time.
Are you scared yet? The next step in spambot evolution will be the moment your girlfriend turns to you at night and whispers those romantic words in your ear: "Want to meet horny singles?!?!"
Short of abandoning the internet, we can't. The best we can do is limit their influence. Here are some tips:
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