[SpamCop-List] Re: Hotmail and selling addresses
Sat, 01 Feb 2003 14:48:28 -0800
What amazes me is that people actually buy something from someone knowing
that the seller is lying about their name...what else are they lying about?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Easter" <MikeE>
> Chris Willoughby wrote:
> > So.. the question then becomes: How the heck do they make any money?
> I'm not sure exactly what the question is, absent any context.
> The posts under what you replied on top of were discussing spammers -0-
> spewing to assorted usernames and domains and not paying attention to
> bounces. Given the economics of spamming, bounces are "free" and of
> absolutely no importance. Thus the bounces aren't worth paying attention
> to; the idea is to get enough spew out that there will be some
> username/s that -1- receptively read some of their spam
> subjects -2- consequently open some of their spams to see what that item
> is about, judging the "value" or worth of the spam offering as they have
> become accustomed to evaluating other direct marketing promotional media,
> junk mail, radio & TV ads, magazine & newspaper -3- sometimes respond to a
> spam which "suits" them.
> The result of 0-3 is spammer profit.
> Mike Easter
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