- Since they send out a lot of the spam blindly (not the list ones,
but personal) if you respond then they now know they have a live
target, especiallly if you respond to their don't bother me reply.
Its insidious. best to grit your teeth and ignore, and never never
ever use any product so advertised, they only do it because it works
for drumming up business.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "firefly" <firefly@e...>
> It annoys me that we keep getting spammed, but here is what I have
> The jerks that do this hit and run and don't care if we're mad, orif they'
> re banned. They only care that we respond. So it makes sense to methat we
> all do our best to bite our tongues, do not respond at all, andlet Ed just
> delete and block. Maybe that will work. A computer geek friend ofmine told
> me it should.
- I'm starting to wonder if they've cracked the Yahoo group signup
process with a dictionary attack (basically, signing up lots of random
addresses with short words from the dictionary - just like the ones
embedded in the graphic you have to read to sign up for a group - until
they get through by chance). Otherwise, someone's sure got a lot of
time on their hands...
Either way, I hope companies and the government get serious about
stopping spam asap - the CAN-SPAM act was a joke.