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

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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

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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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