I'm really, truly fed up with spam. Every day when spam arrives and Norton Security moves it into Norton Anti-spam folder of my Outlook email client, I wonder how anyone can be so incredibly stupid as to waste their time sending me such garbage.
Let's face it; I never read it. I never buy anything from unsolicited sources or do anything as a result of spam. I detest it! And God knows I don't need viagra, however many times it's offered.
What fool would send anyone a message about a mortgage application approval when he has owned his house for years?
What fool would write offering me a peep at her new porn site? I'm not interested in porn ... I prefer real thing. Offer me something tangible and I may get excited.
I guess you probably feel same.
Unfortunately, plague of spam isn't going to fade away any time soon, although authorities (at least in Australia) have started taking legal action and imposing hefty penalties for spamming. Hallelujah!
As a last resort, I decided to make my own small contribution to reducing spam plague. If each of us does something, cumulative effect will be damaging to spammers. Here's what I did. I've collected thousands of email addresses that arrived in spam messages and ended up in my blacklist. I decided I'd give those people using automatic harvesting software an opportunity to suck up all those addresses and reuse them.