Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Spam, virtual and real [Was: Herbal V]
From: Ray Moth <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 21:30:37 -0800 (PST)

> However, it seems that
> all exhortations to reply to the spammer, whether to be removed from
> his list or otherwise, are steadfastly ignored.

Brian Reid wrote: 
No, they aren't ignored. If you reply to a spammer asking to be removed
from the list, they add your address to a "this sucker actually read
our spam" superlist that can be sold for about 10 times as much money.
The very worst thing you can possibly do with spam is to let the
spammer know you received it.
Sorry, Brian, that wasn't what I meant. I should have said: "The
administrator and members of the Olympus list steadfastly ignored all
exhortations to reply to the spam" i.e. they ignored the spam.

My use of the passive case instead of the active case caused confusion
and I should have known better. This is the kind of thing up with which
the LUG should not put! I will graciously accept all flames on this
subject :-)



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