[ILUG] anti-spam thing...
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jan 3 19:26:07 GMT 2002
Quoting Wesley Darlington (wesley at yelsew.com):
> How do spammers get their "hits" though?
Buy/scrounge/steal 10,000 addresses, and one might get replies from 10
suckers. But I see that you mean...
> If the email addresses never work, websites mentioned in the emails
> are perpetually down, fax and phone numbers go unanswered... What's a
> gal that wants to reply to some spam to do?
If they were _competent_ entrepreneurs, they wouldn't be in the
Minoxydil / Viagra / whatever spam business. ;->
> The shady world of spam intrigues me ... do spammers actually make money?
> Can they possibly be as stupid as they seem?
Not sure how many actually make money, but, yes, they are really that
One of my favourite commentators on the subject is good ol' Caveman Og:
(That's my personal archive of the "Best of Og".)
Rick Moen "vi is my shepherd; I shall not font."
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