Today spamming has become a popular curse on the internet. Spam is also known as junk mail is an unwanted email usually sent in bulk with commercial advertising content. It consumes the greatest storage capacity of your Inbox. Spammers sent Emails to promote specific goods, services or any scheme. We get spam almost every day. So it is important for us to know about spam. This article will give you information about various types of spamming.
This is the extremely common type of spamming. Spammers send a huge amount of emails from a fake email address. They attract users by offering different products and schemes. Spammers convert the FROM field of email to fake by making some changes in the email protocol. The user becomes unable to identify the email address and spammers continue to send emails anonymously without any fear.
Spammers always search new techniques for spamming. Registration spam is another type of spamming. If any user wants to register in a forum it requires a valid email address from the user. Spammers take advantage of this information. They use different manual or automated techniques for registration in various forms and so that they can post their spam.
Today most companies provide online services to their customers. For this purpose they use corporate blogs to get feedback from customers and to offer new products. Spammers never miss the opportunity and they start making comments on blogs for their shifty purpose.
Social Networking Spamming
This is another kind of spamming and it is so easy for spammers to expand spam on social networking sites. They raise traffic on these sites with spam by sending messages to others. They attempt to post different kinds of advertising links on user’s wall.
Now spam is not limited to emails only and spread it with the help of SMS on mobile phones. Unwanted text messages are one of those spamming which is difficult to filter. Some spammers take advantage of free online SMS sites and send junk messages to cell phone users. They collect users’ contact details by filling up lucky draw forms or surveys.
Instant Message Spamming
Today instant message service is commonly used by users. We use instant message services like Skype and spam is continuing to take place on IM services also. As these services don’t have required firewalls to defend against spam.