Every day there are billions of spam messages sent out. Estimates suggest that number is between 10 and 15 billion per day and rising each year.
A large proportion of these are trapped and deleted by the email service companies but many get through as the systems cannot identify every unwanted message.
You might wonder who can possibly send out so many messages, but you might also have received spam messages offering exactly that service.
e.g. One recent spam message sender claims to have 2 billion email addresses and you can buy that list, or they will send out your spam messages for you at a cost of $30 per month to send up to one million messages every day. That’s 30 million messages sent out for just $30.
The fact that the cost is so low is why so many people send out their rubbish messages by the million.
The sender of this offer has used a disposable and hence untraceable email address to send the messages and uses a different one for any return messages (milliondata @outlook.com).
We can only hope that one day there will be a way of stopping all unwanted emails but for the time being we are stuck with this inundation of garbage sent by cretins.
If you have any experiences with these scams do let me know, by email.