Man May Have Sent 2 Billion Spam E-Mails

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SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - An Australian man under investigation for illegal spamming sent more than 2 billion e-mails promoting Viagra in a year, an official said Wednesday.

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Is the death penalty too much to ask? :)

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Expensive hosting..

If the numbers are right it would have cost him £2,358,489 GBP per year to rent the servers.

wow

there's gold in them thair pills...

(sorry, I'll get me coat....)

Funny. I think all 2

Funny. I think all 2 billion went to my email address.

Founders Note:

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Founders Note:
Is the death penalty too much to ask? :)

Nope

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Charge them with treason

for sabotaging the defense network by clogging down connections. Or why not declare them terrorists who "hate our free inboxes"?

Man, I get them all day

Man, I get them all day every day past my spam filters. The stocks and shares ones are just as bad at the moment.

http://www.spamhaus.org/Rokso/ mainly americans though

"An unprotected server on a

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"An unprotected server on a reasonable connection can send out about half a million spam e-mails an hour," or more than a billion e-mails a day, Coroneos said

But instead our villain spent over $350,000 a month renting servers to send a measly 2 billion in a year

Maths

"An unprotected server on a reasonable connection can send out about half a million spam e-mails an hour," or more than a billion e-mails a day, Coroneos said"

Am I missing something? I didn't do well at A Level maths.

Maths

SlyOldDog

You are right, that old A level maths came back to haunt you.

Take a server 83 days to fire off a billion at "only" half a million an hour :-)

I also notice that the man was Australian advertising Viagra , which my small mind somehow found amusing.

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