The Four Main Types of Spam

Trojans and Bots

This is the major form of spam that is running rampant over the internet. Often called 'BotNets' or 'SpamBots', hackers and spammers exploit vulnerable operating systems with viruses or programs, often hidden in images or web pages on the internet. Often the only thing you notice is that your computer runs a little slower. This can be the most dangerous types of spam.

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Email Marketing

Ever signed up for a 'stock alert', 'free listing', 'free horoscope' or buy something online, and all of a sudden your inbox is full of 3rd party email marketing, offering 10% off everything from shoe stores to electronics? This is a multi-billion dollar industry. And even worse, some just take stolen email lists, hacked databases, and other methods to get your email address.

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Compromised Servers

You know that the ONLY people who would 'hack' a server, are not going to be sending you anything trust worthy. This is another way for them to send you viruses, malware, and ransomware, or links to what might be illegal services. Unfortunately, many system administrators simply do not keep their security up to date, programmers make mistakes, or hackers find out a vulnerability before the public does. But there are ways to identify these servers.

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Free Email Providers

This isn't really about just the big providers such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo etc, this could happen to any email provider. However, the largest free email providers also have so many email accounts, spammers like to compromise them first. There are those spammers who just signup for free email accounts intentionally for spamming, but they also 'hack' email account passwords as those accounts generally have built up a bit of trust.

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Are You Still Trying To Filter All That Spam?

The makers of MagicSpam have been working with email servers for almost 15 years, and long ago learned that is the wrong way to go about it. Now that spam is over 98% of all the email traffic, mostly from Trojans and Bots from around the world, why not simply block them? The only way to do that properly is to actually be "part" of the email server, so you can identify spam at the edge during the SMTP handshake phase. We call this "Mail Server ProfilingTM"


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