If we didn't have spam and virus filters at Borland, we would drown in spam and virii. Luckily I don't have to see very much of it. Only on rare occasions when I dare peeking in my spam bucket do I realize how much of the crap I'm getting. Hundreds and hundreds a day. David I probably gets thousands and thousands.
I think an appropriate punishment for spammers is that they should be jailed and put on a strict diet of, you guessed it, SPAM. More and more every day. Until they can't take it anymore.