spam why bother?

@totalguy (563)
April 10, 2007 1:40pm CST
I get specific spam emails im not talking about these ones with links to sites and trying to sel lyou something im talking about the ones that send only text and they talk a load of rubish! Any way on these emails there is never any links to sites or anything just text words not even half a website address. Someeone tell me whats the point?
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5 responses
10 Apr 07
The people that write spam emails are mostly from criminal backgrounds that are out to try and steal money or identities somewhere along the line. They come from all countries and so some techniques and language used is more sophisticated than from other places. All it takes is for one or two people to be fooled or to reply saying leave me alone for them to know the address is active and spam even more. Worse they may even be able to get into the address books and it just spreads like wild fire. The only thing we can really do is get a spam filter, not great but better than nothing.
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@totalguy (563)
10 Apr 07
you have a point there i guess, i replied to one yrs ago on an email address i dont use it got returned with mailer deamon or postmaster or whatever it is, i expect its just to check if the account is active because if it was not active then the email would be returned to them.
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@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
10 Apr 07
There's no point in that ... Or well maybe if they try to have you contact them with your account information and stuff like that, then they are just trying to scam you...
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@freak369 (5027)
• United States
11 Apr 07
They are harvesting email addresses. They send out garbage or often time blank emails to see if they bounce back. That way they can see if an email is still valid. Then they can sell the list as "fresh" and workable. If someone was looking to buy email addresses, they want at least 90% verifiable as active.
@totalguy (563)
11 Apr 07
yeah thats clever but crafty!! I dont buy leads etc i refuse to buy them, i got a load given to me free when i started my site www.expertprofit.com but most of them bounced and its not cheap to buy more, they want £270 for 1500 new ones!! and how do i know other people arent sending to them? i dont really.
• Canada
11 Apr 07
Some emails like that generally ask you to contact them back, and they will not ask you to provide your account number right away. They will first build a confidence relation with you before asking for anything. I had the opportunity to see the inner workings of an insurance company, and they operate this way. Anyway, I get spam very rarely as I use Thunderbird and it has a very efficient spam filter.
@tim_un (355)
• Malaysia
11 Apr 07
yes, the point is when someone reply their email and contact them. Then they start to cheat the person who believe in them. They are BIG SPAMMERs...