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  • by Odud (1047) on 2002.08.18 15:04 (#11908) Journal
    I suspect the amount of time got cut down dramatically - because of the tragic events elsewhere. I wasn't sure what point the Beeb were trying to get across... I think you performed very well - I guess you were a bit nervous and the slightly crackly phone line didn't help (oddly the spammer - from the US I assume - sounded a lot clearer). I think your estimate of the number of man years wasted deleting spam was a good one - of course the spammer made the usual points "we don't spam anyone who hasn't asked for it" and "there's always the removeme link" He was typically evasive about where he gets the addresses from... Interesting that he quoted the American constitution as a defense - I assume he only sends spam to USA users then .