[SpamCop-List] Re: Bringing bullet proof hosts down
MikeE at ster.invalid
Sat Oct 9 21:21:51 EDT 2004
> What we are doing now is obviously not working.
> Either something is going to have to get extremely nasty soon, or the
> Internet will have to abandon the use of email.
<Hyde Park: mounting (soap)box, gesturing toward park visitors to
The spamreading spambelieving spamclicking spammees are busily feeding
profits to the spammers in spite of your doomsaying and blocklisting and
The people have spoken. They want and use spam and buy spamproducts from
the spamsites. Sometimes they whine and cry about it; but it is not
what they say, but it is what they /do/ that tells/shows what they
You and/or your provider will just have to do your filtering, and the
bandwidth and service providers will just have to undergo how much ever
expansion and coping they need to carry and deliver and store the
unlimited spam to facilitate the spammers and spammees ablity to use it.
The opinion or concept that 'someone should do something' has no meaning
absent a 'controllable' infrastructure for smtp traffic in *general*,
much less any kind of operational /legalistic/ definition of spam, and
especially in the face of a marketing industry which has a much *more*
important guiding influence on framing legislation for its own wishes
than a relatively /tiny/ bunch of anti-s.
And spammees /functionally/ *agree* with the marketers and
'non-regulating' public officials; clamorous anti-s should 'just hit
delete' or the automatic filtering equivalent of it; and meanwhile the
spammee spamuser will delete /some/ but also /select/ and open and visit
and buy the spamvertised products of some others.
Just wait until mainsleaze gets it all worked out about how to spam
without besmirching their image; you ain't seen nothin' yet. Email
marketing proportions will be worse than the postoffice - which is now
predominantly a marketing based enterprise, and will result in whatever
trivial amount of non-spam just /also/ being carried around in addition
to the main flow of *spam*, just like the relationship of snailmail's
marketing proponderance vs non marketing inferiority. Except *much*
worse because of the absence of the financial throttle of snailmail as
contrasted to email spam, which has no throttle.
Email, like the airwaves, will belong to the marketers.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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