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    UBE/UCE - spam from my own IP address

    Received notice from my internet provider that my home computer is spewing spam across the world - nearly 1/2 a million in ten days (Dec4 to 14) on Dec15. Very nice young man at "SHAW" explained very slowly in terms he thought I could understand what this means. I've got the gist of the thing and computer has been "fixed" (11 year old daughter on temporary ban from surfing the net). What I don't get is why-what does it gain whoever is doing this. Forgive my lack of knowledge if this question is too stupid to respond to.

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    Re: UBE/UCE - spam from my own IP address

    Good post. Spammers often do this. The sad fact is, out of the half million spam emails, there will be enough retarded people on the other end that reply to the spam to make it worthwhile to the trash that started it.

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    Re: UBE/UCE - spam from my own IP address

    Thank you Scambuster - I understand. Wouldn't it be nice if you could create a "boomerang" that would return the virus to the originator (or something worse). Just a thought....but, hey - you're very smart about these things - I imagine it would be very marketable!

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