About the only thing I hate more than spam in my mailbox is SpyMail in my mailbox. NoSpyMail is a program to combat SpyMail. I created SpyMail when I got frustrated recently after discovering that some companies are posing as legitimate companies - but in fact their only product is to assist with the use of SpyMail!
Hence, NoSpyMail was born. It is a utility which discovers SpyMail in your mailbox and alerts you to it, and neutralizes it. NoSpyMail operates as a plugin for Outlook 2000, Outloook XP, or Outlook 2003.
OK, so what is a Spy Mail?
"SpyMail" refers to any email message sent to you which attempts to collect information about you, your computer, or your email habits without your permission. SpyMail is not a new concept. It has been used by spammers for years to try to better target their Marketing campaigns.
Information which can be collected from SpyMail includes:
Hackers use this information to find out more about your computer and your email/web habits. Armed with the above information, the hacker can now attempt to comprimise your system and get more valuable information.
Spammers use this information to find out if you received their spam. Once they know you read their spam, they know that your email address is valid and current. Further, they use this information to send you more spam.
Other unscrupulous people use this information to confirm that you are where you say you are, or that you read the message yesterday, but didn t reply, etc.
In short, SpyMail is something you want to avoid.
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