Re: MS mail bombs
On Monday 22 September 2003 10:09, Olav Lavell wrote:
> Op ma 22-09-2003, om 09:42 schreef Ron Johnson:
> > On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 00:26, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > > on Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 12:09:50PM -0400, Bijan Soleymani
> > > > On Sat, Sep 20, 2003 at 09:19:32AM -0700, Carla Schroder wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > If Swen is the shape of things to come, it's the end of dial-up POP3
> > > mail accounts.
> > What's going to happen (nay, *is* happening) is that ISPs are starting
> > to offer spam & virus filtering.
> Yeah, but for a fee...
> Which can be totally justifiable from an ISP point of view, since after
> all they do have to put the technology in place which does not come
> gratis either. But that does not make it any more satifactory from the
> consumer point of view. Customers need to pay more again, only because
> of the sh*t that Microsoft has thrown upon them.
But on the other hand there is also a larger cost for the isp since the
traffic they use increases. More cpu power is needed to do the filtering ...
and who pays for that ?