I got an email today which was sent by The YouthMalaysia Crew for the Dotcom Youth Search Award. It is just an invitation email for the award night. I found that email in my spam box. Heh!
What I don’t like about this email is, its reveal other participants email address in it. There are about 50 email addresses found in the email. Some might think that it is not a big deal. Just email addresses. What you should care about it?
Okay, let me give you a situation. What will happen if these email addresses fall to spammers? Will you feel happy when you got hundreds or thousands of spams in your email?
Although Gmail or Yahoo or other email providers can protect your inbox from spams but some emails might get sneak into your inbox. Let say the percentage of successful spams get into your inbox is 1% and in daily you receive about 300 spam emails. So theorically you will get 3 spam emails in your inbox. Then, how about if we times it with 7 days for a week. You will get about 21 spam emails in your inbox. Then, how about in a month? The number will increase.
Then, think about this. How much money the spammers will get by spamming our email? And how much they can earn if they sell these participants emails to other spammers?