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Re: Economics of SPAM [Was: Micorsoft's Sender ID Authentication......?]
- From: Valdis.Kletnieks
- Date: Sat Jun 11 15:59:12 2005
On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 11:33:29 PDT, Steve Sobol said:
> Barry Shein wrote:
> > One useful definition of (some sorts of) insanity is doing the same
> > thing over and over but expecting different results.
> > I therefore assert there is no technical solution to spam.
> The ultimate solution would have to be a combination of social, technical
> and probably legislative.
I think we can write off "legislative" until we fix the root causes that gave
us the CAN-SPAM act. We'll more likely make progress on the "judicial" side by
finding a gung-ho DA who wants to get famous by enforcing the *existing* laws -
I seem to recall one up in NY.. ;)
I've been saying it for years - there's a *really* quick fix to the spam problem.
We just take a pool - a few hundred dollars from every ISP. We hire some
<insert ethnic> enforcment goons to "explain things" to the spammers, and allow
the goons to be creative. Have them visit one of the top-100 off the ROSKO
list at random each week. We'll be well on the way to done by the end of the
Squeamish? Oh bother. OK, so we hire lawyers instead. Less bloody, but it
takes longer and costs more....
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