I just saw a National Geographic programme where they replied to all the Spam which came into their email. They sent a reply saying, “Thank you Very Much, Please Send more” and apparently 1 in 10 persons admin to buying something which was advertised on a Spam email.
The programme explained how Spam worked and why people send Spam. Also, it explained how Malware could be used to steal your baniing details.
In a few days they had over 1,000 emails. So it probably didn’t work out too well.
I actually tried this myself. I got sick of Spammers sending “You have won the Euromillions Draw”, so I replied saying that I did not believe them and to stop emailing me or I would start legal proceedings.
Unbelievably, they replied telling me that it wasn’t a hoax and I actually did win the draw. These people must think people are thick.
I don’t think there will ever be an end to Spam, as long as people click or use purchase things via Spam.