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

  • From: hostmaster
  • Date: Tue Dec 10 13:04:30 2002



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
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