‘Spam’ Likely to Clutter E-Mail for Some Time, says Jupiter Research (via Reuters).
“It’s getting easier to send spam messages. You can buy a CD-ROM with millions of e-mail addresses for next to nothing and send it out for next to nothing,” said Jared Blank, senior analyst at Jupiter.
“Spammers are clever people and there is clearly an arms race between spammers and people trying to prevent spam that just constantly escalates,” said Forrester analyst Jim Nail. “Having simple lists of spammers and domains — that’s not enough because spammers change domains or addresses to stay ahead.”
So, good news: I have a job. Bad news: well, I think that side is obvious ;)