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Spam, Spam, Spam, Baked Beans, Spam, Spam, Spam, and Spam!

Lately I've been setting up a qmail mail server at work to replace an aging Mac running Eudora. The server routes and delivers much of the company's mail, and I have to say, I've never seen so much spam in my life! I haven't done any statistics yet, but I'd estimate that the company receives nearly 5,000 spam emails every day. 3,000 of those are to users who don't exist. Unfortunately, for now, I have the job of sorting through those for any legitimate messages (spelling mistakes, etc). What I've learned so far is that spammers think that by sending 50 copies of the same message, people will be forced to realize that their penis needs enlarging, horny housewives are waiting for them, and now is the best time to refinance their mortgage. Something tells me most spammers didn't take any classes in advertising. If ever there was a case for Social Darwinism, this is it.