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Re: Proposed EU Directive on Electronic Commerce

  • From: Aumont - Comite Reseaux des Universites < >
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 16:23:42 +0100
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>     there is one point which I do not see in this discussion:
> Then you missed my replies. ;-)
>     the vast majority of actual spammers WILL NEVER do anything
>     to identify their spam messages: on the contrary they are
>     trying to do anything possible to hide themselves, and to
>     have their messages delivered anywhere.
> How true...

There are some side effects of anti-spam technical fight. One is that
Spammers now choose real addresses as sender instead of a completly
forged one. As there is no technical solution to prevent anyone from
using your e-mail address unless we start a world wide PGP or S/MIME
deployment (need at least  two weeks don't we ?;-), many innocent users
have there e-mail in black list.

-anti-spam  fight take many man power, 
-we still receive more and more spam
-some have to track their name in black-lists to be able to
 use their address

This mean that technical solutions is not efficient, we need law to make
spam clearly illegal. It could be usefull to invite people in charge of
national institutions about nominative data protection such as the
CNIL (Comission Nationale Informatique et Libertis ).

Serge Aumont

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