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Re(2): Explaining spam to policians (was: test message)

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  • From: (ColorNet Robin)
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 12:59:17 +0100
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Piet.Beertema@localhost a �crit:
>>Don't we have any stats on the number of spam received by people?
>>That might be simpler to convince them of the severity of the problem.
>The number of spam received by *individuals* probably isn't going
>to say enough. Figures about entire *organisations* may well say
>a lot more. I've done so on various occasions for CWI in the past
>couple of months. Although CWI is a relatively small organisation
>(some 250 people), the figures I got ranged from some 750 to some
>3000 *per day*. Part of this can be explained by the fact that we
>have quite a few people whose (present of past) activities cause
>their e-mail addresses to be known in the entire Solar System,
>and thus to become "prime targets" for spam. But even so...
>         Piet
Good Morning

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

Best Regards,

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