We’re all pestered with spam. For every e-mail I get, there is 20 spam messages. And I do have a quite powerful spamfilter, too. Even my blog, the marvellous Sigg3 dot net (you should try reading it sometime!), has been pushed with poker deals, pornography and such filth, and I didn’t write all of it. This has more or less stopped, though, thanks to the brilliant effort of my friends Michael P. and Stevem, both members of Cafelog.com.
But mail spam is different.
So, what is it this screensaver can do to help? Webindia123.com reports:
The screen saver endlessly requests data from sites that sell the goods and services mentioned in spam e-mail, thus making the monthly bandwidth bills of spammers soar by keeping their servers running flat out.
Great! Make spammers pay for their SPAM! Of course, we’d rather see them punished severely. But the plan sounds nice to me.
It has only been tested in Sweden so far, but internet portal Lycos says they wants to release it December the 1st. Tomorrow. Read more over at Webindia123.com