Re: Junk mail and rotting web (SPAM)

Spike Jones (
Wed, 03 Feb 1999 08:33:10 -0800

> James D. Wilson wrote:What counts here is not whether you were
> interested or not but rather whether you solicited the information....

about 4 years ago when the web was newer, i tried a little experiment. i found a website for multilevel marketing schemes. my experiment was to visit 20 of the sites and let them set all the cookies they wanted. (i was at the workplace.) furthermore, i gave them my email address and indicated my interest.. i wanted to see if i would get 20 emails or if they would proliferate my address. they proliferated it wildly. i began to get hundreds of messages a day, most of it unrelated
to what i expressed interest in. i suspected this might happen. i changed my email address. {8^D

now i get spamvertisements that have a line at the bottom saying: "if you want no further contact, click remove below". i have been afraid to touch that link, for fear that my address would end up on a cd of spammers greatest hits.

does anyone know: when you get a spam with a remove button, should you reply remove or just play dead and not reply? spike