frank... a guy at school sells your kid drugs... do you arrest the kid... or do you listen when the kid says ..hey..the guy in mexico got me the drugs..he's the one responsible.... you nail your friend.... if she wants out of the charge...she gives up the guy who asked her to do it.. at best.. he's charged with trying to get someone to commit a crime... this of course assumes that spamming was illegal..and not just damm rude!!! another note... can't really decide if some of the people who spam really know what they're doing... i mean you've got to have a whole lot of people who have tuned out the penis enlargement cream!!.. i'd like to know if they've ever sold any of it.. i can see the occasional person buying the norton security software.... peace! -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Frank Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 7:06 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] The Spam Argument [long] (was: Hiveware email address encoder) At 11:50 AM 2003-07-25 +0100, you wrote: > Small businesses run on goodwill as much as money. For every customer > your friend gains by this method, she's losing dozens. Sooner or later, > this is going to take a toll. You miss the point. Who is the spammer?She, who merely sends the email, or They who pay her for it, or They who make it profitable for those who spam? She's not losing *any* business, she's fishing. She expects a return of 1 to 750,000, and loses exactly zero if she pisses people off. Imagine that. And if she gets it, she's paid bonus the company who hired her to begin with.... because the spam worked, and someone made it profitable for someone to do so. -- Frank Marion lists at frankmarion.com Keep the signal high. If with Yoda so strong is the force , why correct grammar can he not use? -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ Evolt.org conference in London, July 25-27 2003. Register today at http://evolt.org.uk For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !