A webpage, in which it is learned that spammers lie.

Er. A webpage, in which it is confirmed that spammers lie.

Er. Um. Make that a webpage, in which nothing remotely new is learned, as a lie from a spammer is an event about as rare as a spore from a mould.

First comes an archived spam from Beaverhome, advertising http://www.furniture4free.net/.

Of course, it's necessary to flame 'em. So I tell Big Beaver to go gnaw on some pressure-treated wood. He assures me that they don't sell pressure-treated, and that they don't mean to spam.

Then comes a spam from Monsterhut. In HTML, using a 1x1-pixel iframe to verify that the recipients read it.

That deserves a bit of malleting. Apparently Monsterhut is rather disturbed by my letting their customer know they're liars, as I get back a spew of excuses and an attempt to imply that it's illegal to say uncomplimentary things about them.

No response has been received to my rebuttal; my guess is that someone decided that continued bovine excretions in public would serve only to embarrass them further.

The relationship between Monsterhut and Beaverhome was easy enough to confirm - I called Beaverhome's number (888-595-4663), the phone was answered by a guy who sounded a bit like a cartoon beaver, and I asked if I could speak to Todd Pelow. I got told Todd Pelow wasn't in. He was kind enough to take a message, unwilling to openly clarify the relationship between Beaverhome and Monsterhut to me, and hung up when I was unwilling to give him a phone number for Todd to use.