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An Open Letter Asks Oprah To Come And Join The War Against Spam

Peter Mackeonis, who's the founder of SPAMFRIT.ORG - a spam free initiative site, sent out an open letter to Oprah Winfrey asking her to discontinue sending him unsolicited emails and also join him in the movement to convince others to not send spam as well, PRWeb published this on 29 March 2007. Oprah Winfrey is a celebrity interviewer and a businesswoman.

Neither an entrepreneur nor a celebrity is ever authorized to send unsolicited emails. Bi-weekly invites for attending an Oprah show are annoying just like a come on for obtaining a free iPod, discounted fake Viagra, a Circuit City gift-card, or a reliable penny stock tip, said Mackeonis. Emediawire published this in a press release that PRWeb posted on 29 March 2007.

Spam accounts for about 90% of all the emails in the inbox of almost every user. It's just like junk mail being delivered at the doorstep of anyone more than a 100times per day. There has been a rise in phishing sites owing to spam. Anti phishing World Group, which is a consortium of govt. agencies and vendors, has said that the number of malicious websites skyrocketed to reach an all time high of 29,930 in January this year.

According to Mackeonis now is the time that people should become proactive against the issue of spam.

He went on to say that so far they had been powerless in stopping it. At the most one could install a spam filter on his machine, however that option needed time for setting up and maintenance. Also a spam filter would often filter 'solicited emails' out, as published on PRWeb on 29 March 2007.

The letter is available at http://www.spamfrit.org/lettertooprah.html in which he has given open invitation to Oprah and other interested corporations and celebrities to get in touch with him on 831.840.3729. So, they can discuss the steps needed to eradicate the problem of spam.

Phishers subterfuge as genuine businesses and dispatch emails with malevolent attachments or links asking for personal information like the password and SSNs (Social Security Numbers).

Mackeonis has espoused a pacifistic approach to combat spam. He appeals senders to not send unsolicited emails, and recipients to not respond to any such email. Since, he believes this will automatically stamp out spam. However if this fails he intends to ask consumers to simply boycott the products spammers intend to sell or promote.

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