how to deal with spam for good?
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Fri Mar 11 05:19:53 PST 2005
On Mar 11, 2005, at 1:37 AM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Kirk Strauser
>> Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 11:42 AM
>> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>> Subject: Re: how to deal with spam for good?
>> You know, I'm no longer sure that's true. I think that spam
>> will stick
>> around as long as stupid business owners continue to get suckered into
>> thinking that it's a legitimate means of marketing. One of my
>> customers (a brick and mortar store) was being sweet-talked by
>> a spammer
>> into sending a series of broadcasts. In this situation, the
>> spammer would
>> profit off the ignorance of that *business owner*. Even if
>> 100% of the
>> messages were blocked, he'd still get his pay for performing
>> the "service".
> Didn't anyone tell your associate's customers that spamming is now
> a felony? And, even if they hire a spammer to do it for them, the law
> still prosecutes them for the spamming?
Add some teeth to that law and some lawyers who are willing to pursue
this in volume, and you'd be on to something. As it stands, it's like
prosecuting jaywalkers. Who bothers?
Even junk faxer's get away with that kind of crap despite the fines
(happened to catch Tom Martino on the radio yesterday talking about
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