Spam is Spam? or am i just "Old Skool"?
Ok, heres the story:
My mum recently started using the internet, email(through hotmail) etc.
The other day, the ink on her printer ran out. She asked me for my opinion about a company that had "emailed" her details of ink cartridges a month or so before.
I immediatly said that if she had never had any contact with this company, and had never given them your email address, you should not do business with them, as they had sent spam.
After 5 minutes of explaining to her for every one person that purchases something from a company that sends spam another 1 million people will have their mailbox cluttered with the same useless junk, my mum pointed out that it was just like any other form of marketing, such as adverts that come through your letter box for example.
Now we have 2 conflicting opinions, i remember a clutter free mailbox when i started using the internet, and it remained that way for a couple of years or so, but today's internet newb generation have never seen this, and react to spam differently.
What do you think?
I personally hate spam, but the point my mum made did also make me think.