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Re: test message

  • To: Steve Linford < >
  • From: Jan Meijer < >
  • Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 21:10:34 +0100
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  • Organization: SURFnet bv

Well, you're right, what's going on is pretty grim. I had a long conversation with the Italian MEP pushing the opt-out legislation forward, Marco Cappato, and he explained to me that all users could avoid spam simply by looking at the message Subject before downloading it. I told him the Subject field wasn't part of the SMTP protocol so the spam had to be received before seeing the Subject and he said that's not true because on his Hotmail account he can see the Subject without downloading the message... He said all ISPs must provide the same system Hotmail has. (including that ISPs must filter spam into a separate folder like Hotmail does)
Would you not just want to ... him? The incompetence is astonishing :(
Try to suggest everyone should be driving a Volvo, because they're so safe. No way anyone would support that ;).

Does anyone know of any Dutch MEPs supporting the opt-out legislation?


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