[linux-elitists] speaking of hunting/defeating spammers...
Wed May 2 11:59:56 PDT 2001
begin Ryan Waldron quotation:
> I don't. Like I said, I am repeating some information which came from
> a professional direct-mail company who was (at the time) doing some
> direct-email "promotions", and I was in a position to ask them, in a
> non-threatening way (because I was curious) what sort of success they
You perhaps forget n.a.n-a.e's Rule #1: "Spammers lie." Of _course_
they claim a high response rate.
> But we're talking about WHY they do it, and like so much else in the
> world, it's a very simple equation of cost vs. reward.
Which brings up back to Rule #2: "Spammers are stupid."
> C.f. Cantor and Siegel. These clowns are STILL making money for their
> aberrant and repulsive behavior....
Actually, I've seen no evidence that they are. They've been disbarred
and thrown out of professional associations, the spam-marketing book
didn't sell, and Jerry Springer doesn't return their 'phone calls.
Cheers, Everything is gone;
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