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Fwd: Re: Proposed EU Directive on Electronic Commerce

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    Piet Beertema < >
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  • Date: Fri, 22 Jan 99 11:03:53 +0000

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> To: Ulf Vedenbrant [email protected]
> From: Dave Wilson [email protected]
> Subject: Re: Proposed EU Directive on Electronic Commerce
> Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 10:21:07 -0000 (GMT)
> -----
> >>     and with continued abuse it is probable that some means
> >>     of shifting the cost towards the sender will find favour.
> >> Agreed. Would *you* dare to come up with a global
> >> scheme for 'sender pays' charging though?
> > 
> > If we had "sender pays" we would not have this discussion..
> 
> Agreed. Even if (as you say in your last msg) the primary problem isn't the
> threat to our systems, the discussions show that there are at least efforts we
> can make to shift the cost away from the ISP without having to pass around a
> tin can at the Annual Worldwide Spammers Convention :-)
> 
> * Make them use specialised SMTP software with a SPAM FROM: greeting
> * make them add X-UCE headers
> * ask them to add keywords of *some* sort on the basis that untargeted email 
is
> more likely to be deleted.
> 
> This reduces the nuisance to users, *and* reduces the expense and danger of
> trying to cope with masses of unregulated UCE. Sounds like a successful recipe
> for cost-shifting to me.
> 
> Regards,
> Dave
> 
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> ----------------------------------- [email protected]  Dave Wilson, HEA-
NOC
> HEAnet Limited, Marine House, Clanwilliam Court, Dublin 2  ph.  +353-1-662 
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