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Re: Court challenge to AOL junk-mail blocks

[email protected] wrote:
> NetSurfer said:  If you know a valid email address on the spammers system you can always
> bounce each message back to them.  If enough people turned the messages
> back on them it might give them the opportunity to experience first hand
> what its like to receive tons of mail you don't want or need...
> Doesn't seem to work that well.  The "green card lawyers" were reported
> to have received hate-mail in the hundreds of thousands.  The happily waded
> through it all and pulled out a few valid replies who apparently made it
> all a net profit for them, apparently.  What we really need is to improve
> our defensive filtering mechanisms.  Someday soon we'll all have our own
> personal software agents that will handle all this stuff for us.

Balls, the green card lawyers minions ratted on them. The number of
from interested people was small and the amount of business they
even smaller. The cost of going through all the mail, getting new net
and such left them with a net loss which is why they are no longer in