My previous posting got me curious enough that I decided to write a program to detect SpyMail in my own email. Not surprisingly, I get a lot. Most of it comes from spammers. But, I have seen a few from msgtag and didtheyreadit, too. Those two have been used in sending email to customer support for some other products I work on, presumably to figure out if customer support actually reads the email. (Which we do, of course!)
So, if you want to try it out – I put it up for free download. It works within Outlook, and requires .NET. It installs as a passive watcher of your email. If it sees SpyMail, it lets you know about it, keeps a hsitory of the spymail, and neutralizes the spy-threat.
Of course, it probably can’t detect everything, but I’ve already found over 20 spymails that were in my mailbox…. Frightening.