Oracle Consulting Oracle Training Oracle Support Development
Oracle Books
SQL Server Books
IT Books
Job Interview Books
Rampant Horse Books
911 Series
Pedagogue Books

Oracle Software
Write for Rampant
Publish with Rampant
Rampant News
Rampant Authors
Rampant Staff
Oracle News
Oracle Forum
Oracle Tips
Articles by our Authors
Press Releases
SQL Server Books

Oracle 11g Books

Oracle tuning

Oracle training

Oracle support

Remote Oracle


Privacy Policy




Oracle Tips by Burleson 

Web Stalkers
Chapter 13 - Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam

An Alternative View of Spammers

While most people view bulk e-mail as spam, this is not always the case.  There are many businesses, civic groups, charities, political organizations, and other groups which make use of bulk e-mail in order to communicate with their members.

Businesses in particular find the cost-benefit ratio of bulk e-mail to be very favorable, especially when generating sales leads.  The cost of generating a similar number of leads through other means such as telemarketing or direct mail is many times higher.

A positive factor to consider, as the recipient of unsolicited advertising, is that it is quicker and easier to delete an e-mail than it is to wade through piles of actual junk-mail or convince persistent telemarketers that one is not interested in their product or service.

No Free Lunch

Some restaurants enter patrons in a prize drawing as an incentive for completing a survey on the quality of their experience.  One person relayed their story about completing one of these surveys at an upscale restaurant.

This person later received an e-mail message with information regarding an upcoming special event at the restaurant.  The message was sent to everyone who had completed the survey.  Every participant in the survey was listed in the “To” field of the message header.  The result was that more than 100 restaurant patrons now had access to every other e-mail address listed. 

The above text is an excerpt from:

Web Stalkers
Protect yourself from Internet Criminals & Psychopaths
ISBN 0-97-45993-9-5

by Donald K. Burleson, Stephen Andert

Download your Oracle scripts now:

The definitive Oracle Script collection for every Oracle professional DBA

Linux Oracle commands syntax poster

ION Oracle tuning software

Oracle data dictionary reference poster

Oracle Forum

BC Oracle consulting support training

BC remote Oracle DBA   



 Copyright © 1996 -2017 by Burleson. All rights reserved.

Oracle® is the registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. SQL Server® is the registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. 
Many of the designations used by computer vendors to distinguish their products are claimed as Trademarks