Monthly Archives: February 2011

Where does spam come from? Costco.


One of the great mysteries of the modern world is: where does spam come from? It seems that no matter what kind of filters you put on your E-mail, or what kind of special software you install or special service you subscribe to, or what kind of special hardware your ISP (Internet Service Provider) installs, you still get spam. The FBI and Secret Service and Interpol can arrest spammers and shut down their spam-spewing botnets, yet spam still keeps coming.

No wonder: this photo was taken with an iPhone at a Costco. Spam is right in our neighborhoods, by the pallet load.