My site receives articles submitted through a software called Article Marketer. I believe article writers purchase the software, and the articles are submitted to a long list of websites that accept article submissions.
Though for me, I typically junk submissions receive through that software because either they are totally irrelevant to my topic; or because I know that hundreds of other editors will be using the same content. I receive like 200-300 articles from that software everyday from different authors. Frankly, it's driving me nuts. Banning article submissions from that software is one of the things that I will be working on in the next few days.
Also new with this version are the ability to submit an article with different author names and titles to help you maximise your submissions.
If I didn't already agree with alika on what to do with those submissions, that statement would put me over the edge. With hundreds of automated submissions of each article, are hundreds of human editors and/or publishers supposed to read them? Or do automated submissions have to be dealt with by automated publishing? And now the same articles are coming with different titles and author names? The saving point, I guess, is that they're electronic, so you don't have to figure out a way to get rid of all the wastepaper. [BTW, it should be either "...is the ability" or "...are the abilities"]