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Why is there so much spam?

In between bouts of frustration with my inbox, I've been reading your various articles on spam. I think I'm slowly getting a handle on it all, but it sure seems crazy. And it really got me to wondering... why is there so much spam in the first place?

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I feel your pain.

I recently did some research for another project of mine, Taming Email, and looked at all my email for last year. Not only do I get a lot of email, but my calculations show that 87% of it was junk. Wow.

Why is there so much spam?

It's very simple, really.

Spam works.

Continue reading: Why is there so much spam?
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Answercast #93 - Unreadable letter tests, copying files, Microsoft accounts, work at home sites and more...

Ever wonder if work-at-home sites are legitimate or how to read those letter tests on websites? Want to avoid getting a Windows account or tell search engines how to operate? Would you like to save emails to DVD or turn off your router while you are gone? All that and more in this Answercast from Ask Leo!

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Continue reading: Answercast #93 - Unreadable letter tests, copying files, Microsoft accounts, work at home sites and more...
http://ask-leo.com/C6298

Are CAPTCHAs case sensitive?
CAPTCHAs can be case sensitive, or not, depending on which program is used to supply the test on a website. There are a few options to help pass the test.
Continue reading: Are CAPTCHAs case sensitive?
http://ask-leo.com/C6299

How do we get search engines to include dates in the search results?
Showing dates in search engines results can be tricky, though Google does make an attempt at it with their advanced search tools.
Continue reading: How do we get search engines to include dates in the search results?
http://ask-leo.com/C6300

Are there any legitimate work-at-home sites?
Legitimate work-at-home sites probably do exist. Finding them is the trick. However, you may want to look at making money online in a different way.
Continue reading: Are there any legitimate work-at-home sites?
http://ask-leo.com/C6301

How do I go back to Windows 7 from Windows 8?
Going back to Windows 7 from a Windows 8 upgrade requires a full system reinstall - unless you have an image backup prior to the upgrade.
Continue reading: How do I go back to Windows 7 from Windows 8?
http://ask-leo.com/C6302

Do I need to set up a Microsoft Account with Windows 8?
Setting up a Microsoft account with Windows 8 is probably the easiest way to manage Windows 8. There are several reasons why.
Continue reading: Do I need to set up a Microsoft Account with Windows 8?
http://ask-leo.com/C6303

Is there any real difference between copying files using copy/paste versus copy-to-folder?
Copy/paste vs. copy-to-folder are only two ways to move files around in Windows. But which is better?
Continue reading: Is there any real difference between copying files using copy/paste versus copy-to-folder?
http://ask-leo.com/C6304

Should I turn off my wired router while I'm away for two months?
It's fine to turn off your router when gone, and equally fine to leave it on. There are advantages to both.
Continue reading: Should I turn off my wired router while I'm away for two months?
http://ask-leo.com/C6305

How do I save Yahoo email files to DVD?
You can save Yahoo email to DVD in relatively simple steps, depending on what part of the email you are wanting to save. The good news is that this gets you backed up!
Continue reading: How do I save Yahoo email files to DVD?
http://ask-leo.com/C6306

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