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Re: Possibly even yet another MS mail worm

  • From: Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr.
  • Date: Mon Mar 01 12:52:09 2004

Jeff Shultz wrote:

Okay, from an operational standpoint, who really wants a customer who
would open this as a customer in the first place? It seems like it
takes some seriously stubborn stupidity to do so.

<slightly sarcastic suggstion follows>

I'm beginning to think that we should start charging like insurance
companies do... the more dumb things you do on the network, like
opening stuff like this and spreading viruses, the more we get to
charge you.
Of course we'd have to have someone maintain a central database of
customers that have suffered "accidents" like this so they couldn't
benefit from switching ISPs... too many offenses and you pay -a lot-
for your internet access on a tightly firewalled ISP where you can only
access stuff by proxy servers - I'm sure you all get the idea.
There are of course a million different reasons this won't work, but it
is a nice dream, eh?
One of the reasons might be in the legal system extant in some parts of
the world.

I don't agree that what follows is a good idea, but I am not a lawyer
and I am not current in any of the relevant regulations.

I am told that there are legally enforceable obligations to account for
things like complaints, resume submissions, job applications, some requests for information, and so on.

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