Guess 'WHO' Can Stop Sp^am! by Jerome Dsouza. (c) 2002
Guess 'WHO' Can Stop Sp^am!
These days there are plenty of articles on troubling issue of sp^am...plenty of articles and plenty of feedback to these articles.
From all this tortured outpouring general consensus seems to be that most networkers - who accept this necessary evil as an unavoidable consequence of being online - most feel answer to problem lies in 'delete' key.
But while 'delete' key and 'sp^am filters' which seem to have created more problems than they have solved) are effective means to fight sp^am, these methods do not inform sp^ammer his mail is being deleted and so he/she goes about their merry task happily unaware of any reductions in their 'response rate'.
What if we could add a slight modification to 'deleting and filtering'...
There is every possibility that a sp^ammer may be reaching you with a product you require. What if - in these cases - you visit website MINUS affiliate code, make your purchase and if sp^ammer's email had a contact address, thank him/her for sending you info while also informing them how they have missed their affiliate earnings because they sp^ammed you instead of coming in like genuine and responsible networkers.
This of course will not stop all sp^am because sp^am containing affiliate links is just one small section of huge sp^am 'market' but as word spreads it could deal a 'death-blow' to this section atleast.
Even where other forms of sp^am are concerned, sp^ammer's email will contain keywords of product/service they are advertising. If this product or service is of interest those keywords could be used in any major search engine thus rewarding serious networkers who have spent time and money setting up websites, submitting them to search engines, and have been working hard for people to find them and their business.