Sarge, sorry about your friend but you have to learn to use google. He is quite dead and he even has a scholarship in his honor that is the first hit when you type in "Harry Frazier (CSM/Ret)"www.quad-a.org/chapter_notices/Frazier_Scholarship.pdf
I think he may have died back in 2001 since an update page gave notice about just having heard that he died in 2002.
Google Sarge, use google.
Autoresponders are something I like because they are not spam and people actually choose to get an e-mail but I suspect there are very few people who make money off of them but they are easy to set up so it ends up being like you said...They want money from you.
Nothing wrong with wanting money from people for goods and services but the "Set Up a Home Business Using Autoresponder" people never mention that first you have to get something that is actually interesting to sell. So far most of the interestings things people have sold using autoresponders is "How to Set Up a Home Business Using Autoresponders".
The way to make money on the sucker circuit is not to be a sucker. If you want to make money usisng autoresponders then set up a dedicated host with some cheap company in the US and configure a website with paypal, and offer a cheap autoresponder service so the sucker circuit will have a place to get their autoresponders cheap.
And don't ask me how to do this. Use google.