OT: Being bombarded by e-mail trojans

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Sun Sep 21 00:59:30 2003

At 14:15 09/20/2003 -0400, you wrote:

> I can't even think of a good example to compare these spamming
> morons to.
>Personally, I think CNN Headline News should run "Executions _at_ 8", where we
>line up the spammers, walk down the line with a Colt .45, and put a round
>through their face.

Now waitaminit... I disagree... *some* folks might prefer a 9mm... if so,
they should be given the chance to use that instead. Also, I could think of
1 target area that might be preferable than what you suggested...

> And you get to enter a lottery for $2 if you want to be
>the triggerman.

That would be the first lottery I ever put money into... and methinks we
could put quite a dent in the national debt...

> If that doesn't slow them down, it's hard to imagine what
>else will.

Ditching SMTP for a totally secure (including accountability) protocol is
the *only* way to bring the spam problem under control. A good start is
here: http://cr.yp.to/im2000.html but it's far from complete; and it would
take years to implement fully. Methinks some federal funding should be
allocated -> IMHO it would be better spent there than $400 hammers...

> There's just NO justification for their existence, past, present
> or future.
>And only a crongresscritter could fail to understand that.

And you expected what? Par for the course, IMNSHO...

> --John

Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Received on Sun Sep 21 2003 - 00:59:30 BST

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