This was in today's newspaper. Spammer Duncan Shiels is the subject of the article.
"There's some people who sit in there basements and have nothing better to do then get all upset about spam," Shiels says.
No kidding, Sherlock. And actually, it's the fact that we do have something better to do that gets us all upset about the amount of time necessary to delete spam out.
I'd be remiss and one-sided though if I didn't mention here that Shiels eventually got out of the spamming business. He says:
I realized I didn't like to sell anything that nobdoy wants or needs or despises. I started to realize people just hate this so much."
So, one down, about a million more to go.