I don’t know how it has happened but I’m now a spam member. This morning, 47 emails and 2 comments loitered in my inbox to waste my time.
Fining spammers millions of dollars is a good start but some kind of public flogging also sounds like a good idea to me. I’ll tell you why: Once upon a time I got some spam, advertising some site or other. Perhaps, I thought, if I go to the site and inform them of the unsolicited nature of the advertisement they’d investigate.
I know what you’re thinking, and it goes along the line of ‘You’re a fool to think that Rob’. Here however is the vicious twist of irony. The link didn’t go to a web page. Nothing, nada, zip. So even if the advert had worked, I wouldn’t have been able to buy pharmacy grade viagra or whatever it was. (I’m sure it wasn’t that but I can’t remember what it was).