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There has been spam campaigns by other web forums who target sites that allow user contributions (including Stack Exchange). For an official proof, see this comment. Yup, it's part of a coordinated campaign to spam file recovery tools to Stack Overflow, Super User, Server Fault, and other sites on the network: meta.stackoverflow.com/a/269868/19679 . ...


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The description is pretty much spot on. In that context a "spam seed" is a post disguised as an actual question, but which only serves the purpose of being able to post a spammy answer after some time. And that answer may just pass as an actual answer for a longer amount of time than desired. It passes spam defences in as much that the question itself isn't ...


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In the United States the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 regulates all commercial e-mail. You can try e-mailing each company individually and telling them they don't have your permission to contact you and if they don't you will file a complaint with the FTC. You can find out more information here: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/spam-unwanted-text-messages-and-email You ...


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It's common practice, when some spam marketing companies outbid email addresses from each other. http://securelist.com/threats/the-spam-market-infrastructure/ If once your address has got to spam database of emails addresses there isn't chance to remove this one from there. Possibly, IT companies, which mailing to you white papers, didn't sell your address, ...


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I am pretty sure that this is (as you already figured out) just regular referrer spam. The "huge" number of visits makes sure that the referrer appears near the top of the referrer lists in you favorite analytics tool or you spot it in a manual analysis of the logs. So no, this is not an extraordinary high number of visits but fairly normal. So it is ...



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