Wave of the Future (Spam)

From: Eric Chomko <chomko_at_greenbelt.com>
Date: Thu Jun 21 09:59:38 2001

John Foust wrote:

> At 06:25 PM 6/19/01 -0600, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> [...]
> >THERE HAS GOT TO BE ACCOUNTABILITY on the internet. If your name, and home
> >address were in every message you send, you would probably not send unsolicited
> >email.
> If such a rule were in place, I'm sure there are millions of companies
> who'd gladly send spam that conformed. In the paper world, it's called
> "junk mail" and it seems to be quite popular. In the e-mail world, at
> least half the junk I get does have reasonable attribution to the source.
> The "problem" with spam is that it apparently works for some scams,
> and that there's plenty of people willing to try it.

Yeah, I remember the good ole days when a person would send out SPAM
and more that a dozen people would chastise them for it. The guilty party
would then sheepishly apologize and that would be that. Then all the sudden
one day (mid 90s) more than one spammer hit all over and no one could
keep up. More started coming and then more and here we are today. I delete
it even if the item seems interesting. If really interested I find the competitor
and then buy their product. :)


> - John
Received on Thu Jun 21 2001 - 09:59:38 BST

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