I've received what is clearly a SPAM email addressed to my freeserve account (using a made up name to create [email protected] - basically anything addressed to @myaccount.freeserve.co.uk comes to me).
But it just contains plain text of "PLEASE TAKE ME OFF YOUR LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!". Is there any purpose in this other than being an annoyance?
Believe it or not, there probably are some morons out there who would send something back saying "What you on about? I don't even know you you crazy fool" or something similar :-D which would then show them the address is live.
Speaking of spam,I sometimes get an e-mail from somebody who says something like "It wasn't nice of you to outbid me on e-bay in sneaky way, I'm reporting you", but I haven't a clue what he's talking about because I've never bid in my life, so I simply delete it. Guess it's yet another attempt to get a response from us so they can latch onto my mail address for further spams..
Two points i would like to pick up on, Why have you automatically assumed that you are a moron if you open spam mail, there are a lot of PC users that are new or unaware of this type of threat that mistakenly open such mail, and the automatic asumption that people who believe in god are also morons. If you are getting spam mail from a particular source then there are people on here who can advise you on the best action to take.
click here the link will give you a clearer understanding of spam, its like direct marketing in a sense but done in a most obtrusive way as unsolicited email