[SpamCop-List] Re: The 2004 Worst Spammer List
nobody at spamcop.net
Sun Dec 26 07:12:49 EST 2004
"David 1" <David1 at suescornerweb.com> wrote in message
news:cqm8k8$sq9$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> Doug Thegarden wrote:
> > RandallW wrote:
> >> Here's a very basic question, which I am sure people wonder
> >> there's been lots of debate...but i'll ask it anyway.
> >> Why is this problem continuing? Don't the ISP's contact the
> >> the
> >> infected machines? If they are trying, why aren't people
smart enough to
> >> know how to clean their machines?
I don't know the answer, but my guess is that ISPs don't want to
inconvenience customers and so will tell them, but won't cut off
their service if they do nothing.
> > What's even more curious is that there is still a line of sheep
> > there lining up to be shorn by the spammers. You would have
> > everyone out there with an inclination to buy off spammers
> > been burnt by now and learnt the lesson - but it seems not
which is why
> > the spammers still find spamming financially worthwhile.
> > Doug
> Well, I still catch myself looking & sometimes looking even hard
> deal & then have to remind myself that if it's spam I can't buy
> then I'm part of the problem, but sometimes when it's a company
> small that just don't know any better WELL, I still don't but
> tempting, they usually get a personal note on what I wanted to
> didn't because of how the info. Got to me with a link to a
> group that I belong to that helps folks who want to advertise on
> which is how I found SC.
I didn't know that there were any legitimate businesses that used
unsolicited email to advertise!! I would not at all be tempted
because they must be very ignorant of how to run a business if they
don't know about online spamming and the damage it does to the
internet and that might extend to other aspects of the business.
However, I agree that a short note explaining why is a good idea.
Some people are suckers for a 'good deal' - there is one guy in our
office who always looks longingly at the 'vacation' faxes we get
even though he knows they are scams.
Though I think more of the money is made in selling lists and
spamware than in sales.
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