You've got to hand it to them, Spammers try damn hard to find new ways to hit you with messages that don't actually relate to your life - and according to the New York Times, they've doubled their output:

You’ve got to hand it to them, Spammers try damn hard to find new ways to hit you with messages that don’t actually relate to your life – and according to the New York Times, they’ve doubled their output:

Spam is back — in e-mail in-boxes and on everyone’s minds. In the last six months, the problem has gotten measurably worse. Worldwide spam volumes have doubled from last year, according to Ironport, a spam filtering firm, and unsolicited junk mail now accounts for more than 9 of every 10 e-mail messages sent over the Internet.

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