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Re: Spam. Again.. -- and blocking net blocks?

  • From: Barry Shein
  • Date: Tue Dec 10 17:24:10 2002


The only solution to spam is to start charging for email (perhaps with
reasonable included minimums if that calms you down for some large set
of "you") and thus create an economic incentive for all parties
involved.

Face it folks, the party is over, the free-for-all was a nice idea but
it simply did not work. See "The Tragedy of the Commons".



On December 10, 2002 at 13:00 hostmaster@nso.org (hostmaster) wrote:
 > 
 > 
 > The only solution for eliminating spam is a radical change in social 
 > behavior of those whom are causing, allowing and facilitating it. All 
 > reasonable attempts to do so have failed, mainly due to commercial 
 > interests. Thus only a primitive and for some painful interference 
 > helps.  Though few want to admit it, as long as all the backbones - 
 > unanimously - are not seriously addressing this problem, and factually 
 > accept the financial consequences of cut off's, and forcefully propagate 
 > those policies to whomever is connected to them, only the hard way remains. 
 > I advocate that spews and others are tough, but apparently necessary means. 
 > The more spam, the harder the action-pack to combat it.
 > The problem is not necessarily only Korea, Nigeria, Costa Rica, etc. We, in 
 > the US are a significant source of this activity ourselves, probably the 
 > biggest.  Painfully enough we lack the initiative to set a standard for the 
 > rest for the World.
 > 
 > best,
 > 
 > Bert
 > hostmaster@nso.org
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