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Ever wonder where all those Spam emails come from? Who are those, umm, enlargement folks? How much money do they really make? Do they like being hated? Spam Kings takes you inside the Spam underground to meet the assorted ex-Nazis, fetishists, would-be time travelers, and other interesting folks who fill your email inbox.
Brian McWilliams chronicles these individuals -- and their equally indefatigable adversaries -- across five full years of spammer vs. antispammer wars. Here are the technical tactics, the lawsuits, the mug shots -- and, of course, the emails themselves. (Including some classics you’re likely to remember.) Spam Kings is a tour de force of reportage -- and a powerful reminder to just hit Delete. Bill Camarda, from the January 2005 Read Only