ZDNET: "Just before Memorial Day, I attended SpamCon 2001, a first-of-its-kind
conference focusing exclusively on what can be done to combat spam. It was there that I
realized just how thin a line divides spammers from virus writers. Both target your e-mail inbox
with unwanted junk. Both can tie up corporate e-mail servers with excessive traffic. And both
entice you to click some attachment or link you'd otherwise not bother with. The big difference
between the two is that writing a virus is illegal in this country and in several others, while writing
and sending spam is not."
June 7, 2001