Wave of the Future (Spam)

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Fri Jun 22 01:15:15 2001

>What we really need is a law that says anyone caught spamming will be
>fined $10,000 per message sent. Then wait for the first sucker to get
>caught, make an extreme example out of the asshole, repeat a few times,
>and that's that. Problem solved.

And how hard do you suppose it would be for someone to make it LOOK
extremely like an innocent person was spamming?

What allows spam to happen is that most users pay the costs of all incoming
mail, and spammers pay little of the cost of sending it. Turn that around,
so that the bulk of internet support costs come from charges related to
bytes sent, and spam becomes MUCH less attractive. I don't see spam as a
long term problem though.
Received on Fri Jun 22 2001 - 01:15:15 BST

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