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Re: Explaining spam to policians (was: test message)

  • To: ColorNet Robin < >
  • From: Jan Meijer < >
  • Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 08:44:34 +0100
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  • Organization: SURFnet bv


It might be better to look at SPAM as we know it today as just a passing
phase whose window of operation is limited to effective roll out of DNS
SEC in an IPv6 environment in a context where recent legislative attempts
such as the European Parliament's directive on Privacy banning non opt in

cookies
Let alone I don't see DNS SEC become ubiquitous for years to come, these are only measures to bring spammers out in the open. After you have got them in the open, you still need to deal with them. The only way to deal with them is to hit them where it hurts: their wallet. And we need the proper laws to do that.

I actually don't *want* to deal with them. I don't want to receive spam at all, I want to give my explicit permission to receive commercial email, I don't want to receive unsollicited commercial mail.

I don't see why I should pay for something I did not ask for and then should pay (either in money or time) to get rid of it.

Opt-in will put the burden of sending out commercial bulk email where it should be: at the sender.

Jan





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