Wave of the Future (Spam)

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_smart.net>
Date: Thu Jun 21 14:33:45 2001

On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:
> How many spammers need to turn up dead to serve as a deterrent to those
> conteplating doing it?
> How many spammers need to turn up dead to reduce their population to a
> managable level?

Isn't that being slightly too severe, and, worst or all, a waste of
energy, as other spammers may never realize that it even happened?
Here's an alternate suggestion: would it not be more effective if some
e-mail spammers turn on the doorstep of other e-mail spammers, bound
and covered in tar and feathers, with a very large note attached that
reads: "Warning: I was once a spammer too until the UUCP Cabal found

I suspect that it was spammers, not Internet technology, that really
destroyed the UUCP community. When I looked through the number of
totally off-topic messages in the newsgroup hierarchy directories on
my system, that I didn't even subscribe to, as a result of spam being
sent to multiple newsgroups, it was amazing. I didn't have a huge
spool partition, and it kept filling up... I only subscribed to a
couple of, what should have been, low-volume newsgroups. What was
just as annoying was the logic used by those IQ-deficient bizdroid
spammers: we're not harming you, all you have to do is delete the
messages. I couldn't make them understand that UUCP was a store and
forward network, and I was paying extra long-distance charges from
UUNET, as I was being forced to receive e-mail and Usenet spam.

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