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Nov 29, 2001
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What if spammers have stuff you'd like to buy?

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I just clicked through on a spam message and I feel kinda guilty about it. It was for a "Unique Mexican Gift Basket" and I'm a sucker for Mexican handcrafts. Luckily the basket just featured stuff like Tequila and salsa, which are easier for me to resist. But, if it had had stuff I yearned for ... would I have bought? Should I have bought?

As an outspoken supporter of the anti-spam movement, it would be wrong for me to buy something from a piece of spam because if you buy then you encourage them to think it works. Guilt. guilt, guilt.
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