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Re: Spam. Again.. -- and blocking net blocks?
- From: Stephen J. Wilcox
- Date: Tue Dec 10 17:40:12 2002
On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> Barry Shein wrote:
> > 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".
> Sure, because charging for postal mail has certainly stopped the deplorable
> practice of junk mailing.</sarcasm>
> As long as spamming is legal, people will do it, period. You cannot solve
> administrative problems with technical solutions. The key is for ISPs to
> form a political lobby (with the same power as the DMA) and push for
> reasonable laws to protect consumers. Until then, we're all pissing in the
This discussion is very familiar!
... and that will stop for example the nigeria scams how? or the asian porn