Re: anti-spam?

Wed, 25 Jun 1997 15:14:23 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 25/06/97 10:25:56, you write:

>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.

Send them some real spam -- how ironic!