Big Companies Add to Spam

The problem of spam or unwanted commercial e-mail is usually attributed to outlaws and hucksters peddlers of pornography, get-rich-quick schemes and pills of dubious merit who use hackers to send their fraudulent messages in ways that cannot be traced. | But the torrent of spam that is flowing into people’s electronic mailboxes comes not only from the sewers but also from the office towers of the biggest and most well-known corporations. —Saul Hansell
Big Companies Add to Spam (NY Times)