12/28/2005

Trump, “Penis Patch” in list of top 2005 junk mail

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:23 am

Ads mentioning real estate tycoon Donald Trump and those hawking “Penis Patch” body enhancements were among the top 10 junk e-mails in 2005, according to America Online.

Noticeably absent? Porn.

“Porn is passe when it comes to spam,” Nicholas Graham, an AOL spokesman said.

Sexually suggestive e-mails took another tumble this year after slipping in popularity last year.

More than a half-trillion junk e-mails, known as spam, were blocked by AOL filters, slightly above 2004 levels, the company said. The number of junk e-mails reported by AOL’s 26 million members worldwide has declined about 75 percent since 2003.

Source: Reuters

 

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