You're partly right and partly wrong, Ron. The junk peddlers must be making money, and it's the power of mass advertising that does it. Advertisers don't give a damn whom they insult or annoy or offend as long as they turn a profit. Look at any 1/2 hour TV show. But half of my incoming garbage has virus content, and I don't see any way they can turn a profit just by lousing up a lot of computer systems. To me it's just graffiti..... ugly, annoying, low-class, useless. When they get bored, they'll go find some other venue.....I recommend bungee- jumping, or better yet, Russian Roulette. Bill Lurie Ron Allen wrote: > > Hi Tricia, > > This is perhaps the most infuriating thing about spam to > me. The jerks that spam wouldn't do it if they weren't > actually making money doing it. Therefore, there must be > total idiots in this world that are responding to spam and > making it worthwhile for the spammers to do. Those people > are as much a part of the problem as the spammers > themselves, maybe more so, as far as I'm concerned. > > If people would simply never, ever respond to spam it > would go away. As long as there are even a few fools that > will buy the junk the spammers peddle, we all have to > suffer. We're all held hostage by the (very) lowest common > denominator among us. > > Ron > > On Mon, 6 Oct 2003 12:32:58 -0700 > "Tricia" <Arnaidat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >One thing that the intranet software services at my > >company did was to > >screen offensive words in the subject. I guess the email > >software can't do > >that since there my be some people who fall for this junk > >and actually want > >the communication. > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. -- William B. Lurie For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.