I remember a case a few years ago in America where they prosecuted a spammer. From his own evidence 1 in 10000 emails got a response with an average spend of $40. He made 2 million dollars in 2 years. He only got 3 years jail time
@Matthew - I'm guessing you've disabled hyperlinks in forums to discourage spam - fine idea, if so. But we seem to have lost all other formatting too - line breaks, new paragraphs ... Every post is coming up as one endless paragraph of text - hard to read. Is this deliberate?