@jackyan i assume there's a whole economy of this, somewhat driven by people selling a spamming service regardless of its actual efficacy.
also just a gazillion botnets and bespoke spambot systems of varying degrees of sophistication running more-or-less autonomously all over the network. i'll bet if all the humans stopped spamming on purpose right now, it'd still take years for all of that programmatic spam behavior to fully wind down.
@brennen Very good point. Some of these spam messages read like they were from the 2000s (e.g. Cialis ads) and it wouldn’t surprise me if they were programmed years ago.
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