Re: General Resolution draft against spam.
On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 01:06:51AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> I am against this proposal as well. W should not be making
> things harder for legitimate users, treating them as acceptable
> collateral damage in the war on spam. Spam filtering works; and people
> who still have a problem should investigate
> http://crm114.sourceforge.net/ for an excellent tool.
Well, manoj, the only problem is that when you filter spam, you do it
after having paid for the download of the spam over a possibly slow and
expensive modem connection.
Not everyone has access to high bandwith or other such solutions, so i
understand his concern, altough the resolution he propose is quite
drastic, doing at least something to stop spam and address harvesting
would be nice and stop people from complaining that half the mail they
get is by debian mailing lists, and that most of the other half was
harvested from debian mailing list archives.