* Posts by Jooly

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30 years of Spam - and we ain't finished yet

Jooly

11 percent?

The 11% will be of those surveyed, all of which would have to be internet users to qualify. Therefore it doesn't follow that 50% of internet users respond to spam.

I completely agree with David Wilson's comment that quite a few of those respondents wouldn't be able to distinguish between spam and opted-in retail communications (whether opted in intentionally or not).

We just have to accept that some people are just so stupid that they either don't care or don't realise that responding to the spam makes the problem worse. Education is the only way to go, and even that's not going to go that far.