Half of you are still responding to spam emails

Even with all the publicity around spam, around half of all email recipients are still responding in some form to socially engineered mail messages, according to a survey released this week by the nonprofit Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group.

A response was counted as opening the spam, clicking on a link within it or opening an attachment within the spam.

This is a worrying statistic. If you come to this site, hopefully you'll know not to even open the message in the first place, let alone, heaven forbid, opening an attachment, which will almost certainly lead to your machine contracting a virus, trojan or other exploit.

Apparently half of those who responded, did so on purpose, meaning that there is still a market for enhancing male genitalia.

Posted on April 10, 2010 .