I think everyone must be annoyed by spam. When it shows up here in the forum it does not take long for someone to notice and and react with an identification of it being spam, and bringing it to the attention of the administrator.
Today I read a news article of an investigation of current sources of spam some of you might find interesting if discouraging. Discouraging in terms of what can be done about it.
Read about it yourself:
'Pump-and-Dump' Spam Surge Linked to Russian Bot Herders
By Ryan Naraine
November 16, 2006
The recent surge in e-mail spam hawking penny stocks and penis enlargement pills is the handiwork of Russian hackers running a 70,000-strong botnet powered by hijacked computers in more than 160 countries. SecureWorks researcher Joe Stewart reverse engineers a SpamThru Trojan and finds evidence of a well-heeled spam operation.
The URL: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2060235,00.asp?kc=EWEWEMNL111306EP19A
If you have any thoughts about how to be rid of spam that really works without blocking also a lot of e-mail you might want to receive, let's hear about it.