Re: First spam
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On 10/11/2004 07:29 AM, paddy wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 11:32:06AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
>>On 09-Oct-04, 20:06 (CDT), Clemens Schwaighofer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>On 10/10/2004 07:38 AM, paddy wrote:
>>>>I'm actually surprised it takes them that long.
>>>>debian-devel must be way down the target list.
>>>probably geeks don't buy viagra, home loans, online medicine, etc :)
>>People (aka scum) who harvest addresses only care about a numbers, not
> I would be surprised if there were no feedback loop at all, after all
> the motive appears to be the standard 'obtain economic transfers' one.
> But perhaps you're right and it is not that sophisticated. I don't know.
well if a spammer sends out 1.000.000 emails and only 0.5% answer back
then you got 500 answers. And if they buy that stuff for $14.99, then he
alrady made a win, because he himself never sent out the emails, so he
had no spendings there.
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