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2012
unknownj
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7591370.stm

So, it goes
The analysis, of more than 500 million junk messages, revealed those letters that get more junk than average.

It found that e-mail addresses starting with an "A", "M" or "S" got more than 40% spam. By contrast those beginning with a "Q" or "Z" got about 20%.

The difference could be down to the way spammers generate e-mail addresses they want to target, said the study.
And then goes on to say
Dr Clayton took as his dataset the 550 million e-mail messages sent to customers of net service Demon between 1 February and 27 March 2008.
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The most popular letters for spammers were "A", "M", "S", "R" and "P" many of which got more than 40% spam along with legitimate messages. Much less popular were "Q", "Z" and "Y". For these cases, spam was running at about 20% or less.

The reason for the difference could be partly explained, said Dr Clayton, by the way that spammers generate e-mail addresses to which they then send junk messages.
Way to repeat a huge chunk of the article in order to pad it out, by repeating a large quantity of the article, thus padding it out through repetition..
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Hear hear! Tragic story and all, but upon reading these particular comments my first thought mirrored those that you have outlined.

I heard somewhere recently that "txt nglsh" is now being taught at schools, so if that's true I suppose we should be blaming the education system primarily. However, I can't imagine for a second that if my teachers had tried to teach us this rubbish that we would have actually stood for it!

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