[24hoursupport] Re: Spam and other garbage

  • From: "Ron Allen" <chizotz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 17:32:45 -0400

Hi Bill,

Actually, spammers don't send out viruses. At least not 
usually. It wouldn't serve their purpose.

People tend to use the word "spam" to mean any unwanted 
email, but that's incorrect and too broad. "Spam" is 
nothing but unsolicited commercial advertising. That's the 
traditional definition, and its one that I believe we 
should all try to keep and use properly because we must, 
must, be able to make the distinction.

I completely agree with you on what you say other than 
that though. Advertsisers of all ilks don't care what they 
do or who they annoy or offend as long as the small 
percentage of idiots that buy from them keep buying.


On Mon, 06 Oct 2003 16:13:50 -0400
  "William B. Lurie" <billurie@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>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 
>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
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.

Other related posts: