Why Your ISP Takes Bribes From Spammers

Written by Niall Roche

The lifeblood ofrepparttar spammer is email. They need to be able to send lots of it on an ongoing basis to stay in "business". High profile spammers can send 80 million pieces of junk email every single day. Yes one single person.

ISPs all overrepparttar 132707 online world have vowed to stop spammers sending such vast amounts of email through their mail servers. Do they really keep their word? Allrepparttar 132708 end user sees is thatrepparttar 132709 spam keeps coming. There must be a loophole there somewhere. There is.

Inrepparttar 132710 soft white underbelly ofrepparttar 132711 internet there exists something known as a pink contract. The term pink contract comes fromrepparttar 132712 color ofrepparttar 132713 famous tinned meat that

junk email gets its name from. A pink contract is simply a business agreement betweenrepparttar 132714 ISP andrepparttar 132715 spammer. The spammer agrees to payrepparttar 132716 ISP to turn a blind eye torepparttar 132717 junk email passing through their mail servers.

Surely this is bad business forrepparttar 132718 ISP? Wellrepparttar 132719 answer to that is both Yes and No. Yes it's bad news forrepparttar 132720 people who receiverepparttar 132721 junk email and No it's good news forrepparttar 132722 ISPs bank balance. A monthly pink contract can payrepparttar 132723 ISP amounts from $10,000 upwards. Bearing in mind thatrepparttar 132724 average work-at-home spammer averages $100,000 net per yearrepparttar 132725 above figure is small change forepparttar 132726 bigger junk email vendors (the guys who earn $200,000 - $400,000 per month.)

COMPLAIN to the FTC about spyware - April 19th, 04 hearing

Written by Guy Hartmann

Are you tired of spyware gathering information on you without your knowledge? This information is bought and sold. I can't imaginerepparttar weasals who do it have anything but nefarious

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