On January 3, wesley at yelsew.com said:
>> How do spammers get their "hits" though? If the email addresses never
> work, websites mentioned in the emails are perpetually down, fax and phone
> numbers go unanswered... What's a gal that wants to reply to some spam
> to do?
Some do actually have working URLs, and some have
"Phone This Number/Write This Address". I've seen very few spams that
have absolutely no purpose whatsover other than irritant value.
> The shady world of spam intrigues me ... do spammers actually make money?
> Can they possibly be as stupid as they seem? Do they really exist,
> or are they just a conspiracy by some shady telco cartel? Ditto the
> Usenet cabal? Has anybody here every met a real, live spammer? (***)
I've exchanged email with a real live spammer who basically expressed
the opinion that the cost of sending six billion emails justified any
So I reported him, quoting the email, to his upstream provider. Ta-ta,
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