Re: anti-spam?

Thom Quinn (
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 10:04:43 -0500

Who was it? And how can you verify that they just do not send out 1000 can you be sure of 80,000 anyway? There is no quality
> I just received another spam - the guys are suggesting me to
> send bulk email to 80,000 people for $50. Spam to distribute spams.
> They give their snail-mail address and a reply form that I should
> send in with a check. This is a frequently used technique that
> allows spammers to avoid receiving e-mail bombs and to be able
> to easily sort the replies.
> Now, what if I go for it, and send out a message suggesting people
> next time they get a spam with a snail-mail, to mail envelopes to the
> spammer's address, containing hate notes, pieces of all kinds of dirty,
> smelly, poisonous, explosive, and illegal substances, and everything
> else distracting, dangerous, and unpleasant that people can think of?
> Could such an "anti-spam spam" help generate enough "negative feedback"
> for the spammers to stop asking for snail-mail replies? That may make
> things much more difficult for them.
> This suggestion doesn't require adoption of any general standards or laws.
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