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Re: Unbelievable Spam.
Spam is VERY EFFECTIVE. It _really_ increase sales. People (yes, and me too -:)) read SPAM and sometimes find interesting things. (Example - yopu can hate spam, but if you call Europe every day, and you see $.03/minute adv for long distance, you will remember it). Problem is, that spam is not selective, so you receive 99.99% garbage and 0.01% useful information. (Effectiveness of spam is proven, unfortunately). ----- Original Message ----- From: <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 2:31 AM Subject: Re: Unbelievable Spam. > > >> Spam Hosting - from 20$ per mounth. > >> Fraud Hosting - from 30$ per mounth. > >> Stoln Credit Cards, Fake ID, DL's. > > >This is known as "Rule #3" on n.a.n-a.e... Spammers are stupid. > > Stupid!? > These spammers are not stupid. There are very few legitimate > businesses which can actually turn a profit from spamming. > Most of the money to be made is in selling spam related software > and services to suckers. The problem is, how do you identify > people who are dumb enough to think that spam services are > worth paying for? > > Simple. You send lots of spam which, by definition, only goes > to people who know something about the Internet and might be > willing to spend money on an Internet-related service. Then you > wait for responses which, by definition, are only going to come > from grade A suckers. Then you pounce on these hapless marks, > rip them off and move on. > > Spammers are not stupid. They are smart criminal gangs which > have not only managed to keep their schemes running for > several years in the face of great public animosity, they have > also managed to sabotage the efforts that supposedly work > against them. A favorite trick is for them to go into a forum > like NANAE and support a flawed anti-spam effort because they > know that it keeps people from focusing on real solutions. > > The net effect of all of these flawed technical attacks on > spam is that it has filtered out the naive spammers from the > spamming community and left spamming in the control of > criminal gangs. > > When will we realize that SPAM is a social problem and it > needs a social solution? When will the major email providers > sit down around a table and agree to some guidelines for > email exchange that make it impossible for rogue users to > inject large volumes of email into the system? The existing > non-hierarchical email exchange network is not scalable. > I hope that everyone on this list can understand what the > email exchange overlay network is and recognize that it > is subject to similar scaling rules as the underlying IP > network. > > --Michael Dillon > > >