The other e-mail account used for my daily life gets hardly any of that spam. However, since your husband had an issue with it in the past, I'd do some snooping. I have to disagree with those convinced he has to be on dating sites to get the spam. However, in my career I worked at an anti-spam email company for awhile.Business Insider obtained a PDF guide that details how scammers operate fake dating site profiles in order to con men out of money.The guide isn’t available for free, in fact, it was being sold for Bitcoins on a deep web marketplace.Bitcoin is cryptographic currency favoured by criminals as it allows semi-anonymous online transactions.It’s not just guns and drugs that are up for sale on deep web sites.Up to 80% of spam targeted at internet users around the world is generated by a hard-core group of around 100 known persistent spam gangs whose names, aliases and operations are documented in Spamhaus' Register Of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database.
Works with many other Eastern Euro and US based botnet spammers. Huge spamhaus tied into distribution and billing for child, animal, and incest-porn, pirated software, and pharmaceuticals.
That being said, it's my turn to ask for some imput. We are in our mid 40's with grown children who do not live with us. The sad thing is that even when times are good he has exhibited some pretty bad behavior. I can not speak for your hubby, but I know that I am an ecstatically married relationship coach and do not surf one single "dating site" and yet at this moment right now I have 133 emails in my inbox and 303 in my spam filter, and about 1 in 3 of those emails is some sort of "Singles" ad or another. One of the things I had to do was to set up what was called a honeypot. All we had to do was click on a link on even nonsexual websites. And we'd use the email address to send and receive email--not even to any odd addresses at all. You will never get rid of it, all it does is increase.
Do you have to currently be going to sites to receive this kind of spam mail? It is my experience that if you are "out there" on the internet at all--like if you have a website, blog, facebook and twitter--that your name is sold to some of these sleezy places and they will solicit. But to accuse someone of dating sites just because of spam is wide of the mark IMO.
Here in the Weird Alternate Future, the internet has proven, despite its serious problems, to be something of a gender leveller.
Yeah, there’s a lot of ingrained sexism in internet culture, but it’s not like that’s somehow absent in meatspace culture, and there are a lot of places where the everyone-is-text phenomenon allows men and women to enjoy a more nearly level playing field than ever before.
If you’ve used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you’ll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.