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Decision comes just 15 months after she poached him from rival Google

Costly spam that needs to be canned

A new survey has found that the sending of unsolicited e-mails, known as `spamming', is costing British business more than pounds 5bn per year. Sandra Vogel reports

Film: The Big Picture: Try as you may, postmen are hardly thriller material

Junk Mail (15) Directed by Pal Sletaune

Internet: Why the Web's `Spam King' has had his chips

Internet users have been up in arms for months about Sanford Wallace as his company Cyberpromo "spammed" the net with up to 20 million e-mails each day. So why is he not online anymore? And what is spamming? Charles Arthur on the battle over the Net's fut

Letter: Living in the past

Sir: I too have had Conservative junk mail (letters, 7 February). It was addressed to "Mr R Maynes PHD History" - which seemed odd enough coming from "The Rt Hon Dr Brian Mawhinney MP." But odder still was the letter itself. This began: "Dear Mr History."

spam sites

For more information on spamming, read the Spam FAQ (http://ddi.digital.net/ gandalf/spamfaq.html) or try a tool for tracking down spammers (http://kryten.eng.monash.edu. au/gspam.html). The site at http://www.csn.net/ felbel/jnkmail. html explains how to get rid of junk mail, while http://www.ca-probate.com/aol_junk.htm is one ex-AOL member's anti-spamming page.

Letter : Charity begins with junk mail

Sir: May I make a plea for some patience with charity appeals (Letters, 27 and 30 September)? We all complain about "junk mail", but the problem is that junk mail works!

Japanese man...likes to write odes to...the joy of Spam

For centuries, Japanese men of letters have recorded the passing of the seasons and the pangs of love in haiku - tiny, delicate poems of 17 syllables.

Mmm! It's the great Spam marketing challenge

This month, hungry advertisers pitch for what is possibly the most blighted, image-challenged product, bar the Skoda car: Spam.

Media: Talk of the Trade: Bulk delivery

IF THE amount of junk mail counts as a green shoot, the recovery is well under way, the Direct Mail Information Service's latest figures show. After a fall to 1,435 million items in 1991, last year 1,658 million were sent to consumers. Surprisingly, the figures show only a third of us manage to chuck the stuff away unread.
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Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

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International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

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The big fresh food con

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Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

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Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable