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