[Mailman-Users] The economics of spam
rsk at gsp.org
Fri Jan 2 16:44:58 CET 2009
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 10:15:43AM -0800, Jan Steinman wrote:
> I would willingly pay a hundredth of a cent (or so) per email sent if it
> would reduce spam to near-zero.
This is a thoroughly-discredited, utterly broken idea which, unfortunately,
seems to keep coming back like a bad penny. It is based on the ludicrous
notion that abusers -- who have consistently demonstrated themselves to
be willing to spam, hijack computer systems, purloin ASNs, craft spyware,
release viruses, send junk faxes, etc. -- will, for absolutely no reason
whatsoever, suddenly and magically behave honestly and pay to send mail.
Please. Put a stake through the heart of this idiocy and let's not
ever mention it again.
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