by Mike Masnick

Spamming Back The Spammers

from the good-luck-with-that-strategy dept

Somewhat amusing column from someone who admits they were quite clueless on the spam issue (claiming they actually thought people complaining about spam were talking about the faux-meat) but now that he's realized that the spam he gets isn't actually personally addressed to him (slow guy, I guess), he's decided to spam the spammers back with fake spam of his own. Of course, someone should probably tell him that spammers aren't using real email addresses and he's now (a) annoying other people with more spam and (b) putting himself at risk of being accused of breaking anti-spam laws.

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    NOBODY, Apr 19th, 2004 @ 1:25pm

    No Subject Given

    I think it's a joke.
    No one is that stupid...

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    Bart, Apr 19th, 2004 @ 4:26pm

    Re: No Subject Given

    Ok, it sounds stupid but it's quite possible this person really had no idea. Each day new people "discover" the web, that doesn't mean they instantly know everything about it.

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  3. identicon
    AMetamorphosis, Apr 20th, 2004 @ 9:58am

    Read the article.

    Bart is correct.

    Did ANYONE READ the article before commenting ?

    His first line in the article is: " As a computer-challenged chump, I was the last person in the United States of America to understand the Internet, Web sites, e-mails and all that other electronic stuff that has made my Stone Age life miserable. "

    I frequently deal with people over the phone that have not used computers and are just discovering all the possibilities that the internet provides.

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