A Weblog About Topics and Issues Discussed in the Book Spam Kings by Brian McWilliams

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January 2, 2005

Worst kind of spam? "Mainsleaze"!

The Slashdot site is polling readers about what they consider the worst type of spam. It's just a silly little multiple-choice survey, but corporate marketers might want to take note. When I last checked, the geeks of Slashdot were saying that the worst type of spam is when you "email a company, and they add you to a mailing list."

Such unconfirmed, opt-in stuff from legitimate companies, also referred to as "mainsleaze," was even polling ahead of "malicious, infected spam" and Rolex spam.

Posted by brian at January 2, 2005 6:14 PM


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