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Mobile spam: a problem for all

So far, it is apparent that the growth of mobile usage and individual’s reliance on their mobile device has been rapidly increasing over the years. Companies are excited about this growth since it opens up unlimited possibilities for mobile marketing and advertising. But what happens to those opportunities when mobile users start to receive spam […]

Can ED pills prevent Swine Flu?

The folks at Canadian Pharmacy are using the current swine flu scare to drive traffic to their website(s). Starting Monday, April 27th, we’ve seen a ramp-up in subject lines about swine flu. Some samples: Subject: British Airways steward does not have swine flu Subject: First US swine flu victims! Subject: Madonna caught swine flu! Subject: […]

Blocked Email Part 1: “Why me?”

Everyone’s had it happen. You forward a joke to a friend or coworker, email a possible new vendor requesting a quote, or send out your daily/weekly/monthly newsletter and, a short time later, you get back that dreaded notification: “Subject: Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender”. Your first reaction is probably indignation. “I’m not a spammer,” you […]

An Appreciation of Spam

This week is SPAM™ Appreciation Week in the UK. Of course, they’re celebrating the canned meat that helped win World War II, but I thought I’d take the opportunity to come up with reasons to appreciate the other kind of spam. 1) Spam makes you feel wanted Everyone hates the empty feeling in their gut […]

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