From: Aengus (Analog at domain eircom.net)
Date: Mon 06 Aug 2001 - 23:18:53 IST
"Declan de Lacy Murphy" <decdelmur at domain iol.ie> wrote:
> Also consider that if one message introduces you to a
> supplier that charges one pound less than your current
> supplier then you have made a saving.
Has anyone ever seen a "useful" spam? In tens of thousands of spams that
have passed through my various mailboxes in recent years, I don't recall
ever coming across even one that I would be interested in availing of.
Spammers aren't "offering to provide commercial services" - they're
trawling for suckers stupid enough to part with their money for dubious
goods and services. Even if I found one legitimate offer in all that spam
that saved me a pound, it wouldn't come close to paying for the time I
waste either filtering spam, or the lose to me of any legitimate mail that
falls into my spam filters.
Spam is only "cheap" because the spammers don't have to pay for the true
cost of spam. Spammers are vehemently opposed to opt-in regulations
because they know that the vast majority of the recipients of their spam
don't want it.
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