We are a non profit organisation formed from web designers, SEOs and web developers giving up there free time to create Spamdex. We offer permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars and the general public to historical junk email collections that exist in digital format.
All of us have an email address, We use this email address to contact friends, loved ones, even our employers and clients. But some other people want to contact us as well, spam hackers! Yes, you try to ignore the thousands of unwanted spam emails that promise you millions of pouunds or medicine or free items. This spam stuff is harmless, right? Well, think again!
Spam can be blamed for many problems on the internet especially privacy, security, even stealing your identity. You must arm yourself with the best information to protect your finances and identity on the internet. We are here to provide you with information on the latest spam scams, identity theft issues, and privacy concerns. You can find out how protecting your self from spam can make your life easier.
After a quiet online debut last week 1st May 2015, the Spam Archive is making quick strides toward becoming the largest public library of junk email on the Internet. MIssion Statement.
1st April: Email address added to a website in usual email link format
3rd April: The email address was hoovered up and used by a spammer in under 48 hours. Spam quality very low level, source Russia
10th April: One week later and new spammers have started using the email address. A large number of spam emails started coming from outside of the UK, mainly from Europe.
15th April: Email address sold, first UK businesses start spamming.
[The email address has since found itself being sold several times to legitimate UK company's who then added their spam to the pile. ]
We now receive upwards of 300 emails a day, all from simply adding an email address to our website. We filter the low level and offensive spam.
25th May: Again the emails address has been sold and new UK businesses have added it to their lists and so we go on.
27h May Internaional spam is now appearing, email address picked by the less professional spammers
28th May, first menion on Twitter, spam now coming in faster than the cron can cope
30th May, for every one spam message added to Spamdex, 12 low level virus ridden emails are deleted
2nd June New spam filter put in place as spammers start playing games with Spamdex (you know who you are)
18th August: First spam sent in by user
Current rate: We are currently running at 1,534,000 emails per annum.
We predicts the archive will amass an archive of 14 million unsolicited commercial emails over the next 3 years.
All from one simple email added to a website
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Our inspiration is the "Internet Archive" USA. "Libraries exist to preserve society's cultural artefacts and to provide access to them. If libraries are to continue to foster education and scholarship in this era of digital technology, it's essential for them to extend those functions into the digital world." This is our library of unsolicited emails from around the world. See https://archive.org. Spamdex is in no way associated though. Supporters and members of http://spam.abuse.net Helping rid the internet of spam, one email at a time. Working with Inernet Aware to improve user knowlegde on keeping safe online. Many thanks to all our supporters including Vanilla Circus for providing SEO advice and other content syndication help | Link to us | Terms | Privacy | Cookies | Complaints | Copyright | Spam emails / ICO | Spam images | Sitemap