Learning to Accept Internet Spam

boy_computer.jpgSpam messages are increasingly plaguing our e-mail inboxes. A new study finds that more Americans are accepting them as a fact of life.

Spam refers to electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings. In addition to being a nuisance, spam also eats up a lot of network bandwidth. Because the Internet is a public network, little can be done to prevent spam, just as it is impossible to prevent junk mail.

Thirty-seven percent of U.S. e-mail users say they are getting more junk in their personal e-mail accounts, and 29% see an increase in their work accounts.

“It’s maybe starting to become part of life online,” said Susannah Fox, associate director with Pew who conducted the study.

Thankfully with the use of software filters in e-mail programs it has gotten easier to block spam make our e-mail addresses more difficult for spammers to find.

How do you feel about internet spam? Tell us below.


  1. I think there should be a “Do not spam” list of e-mail adresses that are legally protected from spam. Anyone spamming a “Do not spam” adress gets a $20,000 fine or 20 years in jail. By the way, 1 year in jail appears to be equivelant to a $1,000 fine.

  2. I don’t have one. BoysLife is also careful. Spam stinks. If I do get one. I’d do the same thing Trevty1995 did. That’s also what its for. The passwords you should make so nobody can see what it is, and when you think your E-mail is getting violated (Espetialy the SpyWare junk. Maybe change passwords and don’t E-mail someone you don’t know.

  3. Ya SpikeEx and Newbie there should be a no spam list. But if that never happens then we should do what SpikeEx and trevty1995 say, get a wierd email address and if you do get a lot of spam then change your address and password.

    P.S. I’m like Trevty1995 I almost never get any spam.

  4. Actually I don’t ever get spam….I guess my email is too wierd, and I don’t subscribe to unknown things.

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