Wonder why you have so much spam in your email? Why do spammers bother? The answer is simple. Spam works. A Wired article explains:
An order log left exposed at one of Amazing Internet Products' [Ed. Note: purveyor of penis enlargement pills] websites revealed that, over a four-week period, some 6,000 people responded to e-mail ads and placed orders for the company's Pinacle herbal supplement. Most customers ordered two bottles of the pills at a price of $50 per bottle.
Do the math and you begin to understand why spammers are willing to put up with the wrath of spam recipients, Internet service providers and federal regulators.
6,000 people naive and gullible enough to respond to one of these ads.