I write to you today to discuss what your future plans are regarding Yahoo's current standing as arguably the most criminally-infested online property in the world.
Pretty much since email has existed there has been spam, and since there has been spam, there have been online scams.
Yahoo is a prime resource for online criminals, much more than any other free email provider.
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AOL had real problems with spammers in the mid-90s and was among the very first to employ processes like spam filtering to their email product.
My problem isn't one regarding comparisons about how infested with criminal activity one service is versus another.
They like reporting the accounts these scammers use and seeing success in getting them shut down.
Since the beginning of online scams, Yahoo Mail has been the preferred free email product used by Nigerian scammers, also known as "419 scammers" or "advance-fee fraud scammers".
This is now an accepted fact among members of the anti-spam and anti-fraud community.
It's clear that you've been kicking some serious ass since you've taken over as Yahoo's new CEO, and you have a lot of eyes on you as you shake up the entire Yahoo product roster, and change a lot of how Yahoo works, and what Yahoo means.
It's a big job, and you definitely have a lot on your plate.
This blog started as merely a means of describing who was behind certain spam campaigns and which illicit products they were selling illegally.
Now it's more of an overall examination of how spam is merely one part of international organized crime.
My problem is that for the past several years, Yahoo has been systematically removing every single method of reporting criminal activity to Yahoo's abuse teams. People don't like receving spam in the first place.
They certainly don't like it when the same stupid scammers keep sending the same stupid, old scam messages every single day for years on end.