[24hoursupport] Re: Spam and other garbage

  • From: "William B. Lurie" <billurie@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 16:13:50 -0400

 
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.
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