Re: Junk mail and rotting web (SPAM)
Wed, 3 Feb 1999 09:12:50 -0800 (PST)

Spike Jones [] wrote:
>does anyone know: when you get a spam with a remove button,
>should you reply remove or just play dead and not reply? spike

Ignore it. 90% of the time it's a fake email address, and most of the rest of the time it's just a way to verify that your email address actually works before they sell it to other spammers.

Personally, running my own domain I'm amazed by the amount of spam I bounce for non-existent email addresses, and the number of mailing lists which have non-existent addresses subscribed. This annoys me a lot more than the spam I'm sent, particularly when it ends up in my postmaster mailbox for no good reason.