It seems like I get more and more outlandish emails on a daily basis for every odd thing under the sun. They cloak their intentions with "hey from an old high school friend" or something similar only to be opened up to reveal mortgages, medicines or some sort of porn. I don't see how they make any money off of this? So lets hear from anyone who knows anything about this?
The vast majority aren't actually selling anything - they just have img HTML embedded that hits their server and verifies that you are a "good" address - then they sell your addy to other spammers - until MS Outlook doesn't display HTML by default (or isn't the dominant mail client), this will continue.
On outlook express: A. Simply left click on Edit up in the far left corner. B. Click Select All on the drop down menu. C. Click Edit again. D. Then click Delete on the drop down Menu. E. Then right click deleted items folder. F. Then left click Empty deleted items folder from the popup menu. G. Then answer yes.
This works for me. It will delete hundreds of spam mail all at the same time. Its fun to see the whole Caboodle of them go swissssh.