Today we are dealing with spam mails. We all know them and sometimes even get them several times a day, even today. Spam mails with content that promises us large sums of money or advertising for products that we actually do not want to receive.
So when and, more importantly, who could have made this very optimistic false statement?
It was none other than Bill Gates, who in 2004 told the participants of the World Economic Forum that he was optimistic about the fight against spam. One of the methods he envisioned was based on identifying the sender of the e-mails by asking them to solve a puzzle that a machine could only solve with great effort. We know these riddles in a similar way today on many websites as captchas, with whose solution we assure that we are not a machine. However, this procedure has not prevented spam mails from being sent on and arriving in various mailboxes.
Unfortunately, Bill Gates was not to be proved right. Today, about 90% of mail traffic is classified as spam. Various providers try to prevent the spam mails with different methods. Most email inboxes now have an extra spam or junk folder in which emails that have been identified as spam by the system are automatically classified. And yet, it is clear that there is still a spam problem.
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