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Re: Spam

On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 03:47:10PM +0100, Jeroen Dekkers <jeroen@dekkers.cx> was heard to say:
> Delaying a message unnecessary is invoncenient IMHO. But the most
> inconvenient thing is that a moderator should approve the mail. That
> costs time people could spend hacking or doing other nice things and
> it doesn't solve a problem at all. Just wait until spammers get
> smarter and start faking From: addresses.

  As a matter of fact, one of the mails in my spambox this morning had a
 From address of listmaster@lists.debian.org.

> How do we solve the problem then? I think the answer is easy, just
> make some good law against spam. Punish the people who send spam. That
> would *solve* the problem, not work around it. So instead of just the
> next message discussing about spam, talk to the political persons in
> your country.

  I think that our lawmakers are too busy protecting corporate interests
to take care of a minor problem like spam.  (maybe if it could be
demonstrated that it causes tangible harm to a major campaign
contributor, but I'm not holding my breath)  And I don't know what the
proportion is, but a fair bit of spam seems to be generated in foreign
countries anyway..


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