Good Spam or Bad Spam - What's the Difference?

Written by Sara Hardy

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It is also highly possible that someone is having fun subscribing you to things. Never count that one out, it happens all ofrepparttar time.

GOOD vs BAD Personally, I would much rather get NO spam, however if I had to choose, I would have to go with good spam. Bad spam demonstrates thatrepparttar 132780 sender KNOWS what is NOT acceptable and went to all of this trouble and expense to hide behind this long trail of fake addresses. These are malicious acts, and down right dirty. Do they really think that what they are trying to sell in this manner is actually worth it? These arerepparttar 132781 people we should be upset with. These arerepparttar 132782 people that we need to be telling, "I'll get you my pretty, and your little server too!"

So, whether you agree or disagree, just try to keep in mind that -1. The whole world is not out to get you. -2. Not every piece of spam is sent withrepparttar 132783 same intent. And... -3. Asrepparttar 132784 world around us continues to change, we will be seeing more and more companies resorting to sending their junk mail through email rather thenrepparttar 132785 post office. (I think this is becoming a more desirable thing to us all, as it would be much safer, take less effort to get rid of, & is better forrepparttar 132786 environment.)

Now isrepparttar 132787 time to try to adjust our view and approachrepparttar 132788 issue with a level head. If we don't we will drive ourselves mad, and for what purpose? The changes in our world causerepparttar 132789 internet to change. Soon you probably will find yourself saying, "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore".

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Not Guilty

Written by Bob Osgoodby

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Don't get me wrong - I am as sick of receiving this garbage in my mailbox every day as everyone else. I don't like to receive unsolicited commercial email. I can't stop it however, and I don't think anyone can. I don't like receiving ads for porn sites, for legal representation, viagra, cellular phones, printer cartridges or anything else that winds up uninvited in my email.

I don't have a surefire solution to this problem, but do know that it is wrong to persecuterepparttar innocent onrepparttar 132778 outside chance of getting a spammer, who will simply spring up someplace else.

The anti-spam fanatics who pursue tactics like this are more of a problem thanrepparttar 132779 spammers they are trying to get rid of. While I can take steps to eliminaterepparttar 132780 spam I receive, I can't preventrepparttar 132781 fanatics from making false accusations, which could be detrimental to my reputation and business.

Face it -repparttar 132782 number of spams received from misdirected individuals is miniscule in comparison with those received fromrepparttar 132783 untouchable pros. Rather than persecuting legitimate people who are not guilty, why not take some steps to provide a workable solution.

Spam is theft, Spammers are thieves, and should be treated as such. They are stealing your available resources, not to mention your time to sort through it. Legislative solutions have become mired, and remove lists don't work. Filtering email is only a partial solution, as much spam is an HTML document that you can't eliminate on a keyword inrepparttar 132784 body ofrepparttar 132785 note, and since they use a different address every time it is sent, it is virtually impossible to block.

In my judgement,repparttar 132786 most effective way to keep unsolicited mail from getting in your email box, is to enact legislation that requiresrepparttar 132787 letters "ADV" to precederepparttar 132788 subject ofrepparttar 132789 unsolicited email. That would identify it as an ad, and allow yourepparttar 132790 option to easily filterrepparttar 132791 email to where you wish.

Something must be done, and a reasonable first step would be to send a copy of this article to your elected representatives, and demand action on their part.

The least effective way is to make complaints to ISP's found in an email, asrepparttar 132792 majority ofrepparttar 132793 time, you won't be gettingrepparttar 132794 real offenders. You could however, wind up hurting someone who is not guilty.

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