Spam survey: 20% of U.S. surfers have buyed products from spam

Posted on Saturday, Jul 31 2004 @ 22:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
For most Americans, spam is as popular as taxes and root canals. But a small cadre of contrarians look forward to junk e-mail.

One-fifth of U.S. residents acknowledge buying products from spam purveyors, according to a Yahoo Mail survey of 3,100 Internet users worldwide in May. A third said they respond to spam.

Spam-tolerant consumers say they react to the occasional product or service that catches their eye. Others respond with insults or requests to be removed from the mailing lists. Some even study messages to determine how to block them.
The full report can be found at Yahoo


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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