I am writing in regard to Herb Brock's "Off the Record" column Monday in which he suggests spamming the spammers. While I do think some of the suggestions made for titles were very cute, I would suggest that your readers may not want to follow suit.
The first reason should be obvious, but just to be sure, most spammers have a fake or non-existent return e-mail address set. So you send them something, eventually after bouncing around in Internet cyberspace a few hours to a few days, it returns to your inbox as undeliverable. Beyond that, even if the spammer has a valid e-mail address, odds are after a few spam mailings, it is turned off by the company that controls it. They move on and your e-mail ends up the same, bounced back to you. It is almost like the spammer gets you to look twice from one spam e-mail.