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RE: surge in spam email (fwd)

  • From: Derek J. Balling
  • Date: Wed Aug 09 16:54:44 2000

I think the point is that the spammers are currently inside the US or have
interests in the US: the goal should be the hammer the spammer, not the
(negligently) innocent relay.
So then the spammers themselves move offshore, doing "marketing" for US companies, putting their tactics outside the reach. Unless you want to broadly be able to penalize the US companies for the actions of foreign-based contractors' actions committed outside of the US (a very hairy idea, legally, I would think... rats nest)