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Re: automated spam detection

  • To: Jan Meijer < >
  • From: Piet Beertema < >
  • Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 10:31:44 +0100

    Think the discussion about recognizing spam should focuss on the
    definition of spam.  In the end I think it will be concluded that
    there is no sound definition of spam.
In this context: unsolicited *and unwanted* commercial e-mail.

    Only way is content-filtering, and that's not an option to me.
Not only not an option, but [now or later] rightout illegal.
And from a legal point of view any general form of filtering
by an ISP - and perhaps even AUP's that forbid UCE - may be
a violation of the constitutional right of freedom of speech
and freedom of press. That might well be the reason why the
EC Directive is a bit "reluctant".


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