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Spammers' Aid Program

Terry Zink

A couple of months ago, Microsoft Sweden launched a program called Spammers' Aid. This is a program (created and provided by Microsoft?) that is designed to help spammers reform their ways.

The idea is that since spam is continually decreasing in email and spammers are finding it more and more difficult to get their mail delivered into the inbox, why not use the skills they acquired while spamming (sales and marketing, tech skills) and apply it for good? This program teaches them how.

Check out the video below.

It's a noble effort although the more cynical of us might say that spammers will simply change mediums — instead of email spam, move to social network spamming or malware creation.

But better this program than nothing.

By Terry Zink, Program Manager
Related topics: Spam
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Great idea Susanna Sharpe  –  Jun 19, 2012 3:03 PM PST

This is a great story, to hear of spammers potentially putting their skills to good use. I agree I'm also a little skeptical that the deviant side of them might just look for other avenues but it would be great to hear that spammers have been reformed and making legitimate money with their skills.

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