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Re: Spam. Again.. -- and blocking net blocks?
On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Stephen Sprunk wrote: > > 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. This discussion is very familiar! ... and that will stop for example the nigeria scams how? or the asian porn sites how? Steve