By way of Justin Mason and the SpamAssassin mailing list comes this post about writing add-ons for Outlook.
Seth Goodman writes of Outlook’s contact list:
This feature was apparently added for the convenience of virus writers, who it appears were one of the key groups that set the design requirements for this product
Ronald F. Guilmette replies:
So if I want source code for a software tool that can extract addresses from a personal Outlook address book, I guess that I should just go out and hire a virus writer! Hummm. I would have no problem with that. At least this would give them some honest work for a change… keeping them off the streets and out of trouble for a short while.
So now, where does one post a ‘HELP WANTED’ ad for a virus writer?