Im looking for some views on an action already taken.
Like everybody online we recieve countless spam emails every day. Today I got very fed up with this and took one of the email addresses of a constant re-offender and emailed them back 1000 seperate copies of an email, warning them to stop sending out spam.
I mentioned this to an online friend who told me that in essence I was spamming myself. Personally I think this is not true since technically my mail was in response to a mail they already sent me. He then went on to say that I weas using up valuable email bandwidth.
The way I see it, is that if I can get this person to stop sending out these emails, then the long term benefits far outweight any immediate increase in traffic. And anyway, its not as if 1000 emails is going to choke anybodies server other than the offenders, if it happens at all!
Anybody got any thoughts on this?