We at SearchSecurity.com are pretty much resigned to the fact that our users prefer not to share details about their security strategies. Given the industry hazards, we understand and respect this. You'll understand, then, why we were surprised by the resounding response to my solicitation for practical uses for spam. More than 30 users wrote in with suggestions for responding to and eliminating unsolicited e-mail.
These responses ranged from practical solutions to off-the-wall revenge tactics to use against spammers. I have to admit, after reading your e-mails, I feel motivated to do more than just click delete when I see those telltale subject lines. Here are a handful of the suggestions you sent in.
And, of course, many of you mentioned the edible qualities of Spam and even offered recipes. But that's a column for another day. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some e-mail to follow up on.
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