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    Icon10 Another nail in their coffin?

    It looks as though the Yanks are getting real with this crap, but I wonder if they'll just go offshore?

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp.../internet_spam

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    Most of it is offshore anyway. Brazil is now in the process of implementing a code of conduct.

    http://news.com.au/common/story_page...E15306,00.html

    The problem is spammers are rogue operators and the internet isn't easy to police anyway, so I don't know how effective legislative efforts will be. Email advertising I receive from major companies (eg. Air New Zealand, Qantas, Lufthansa) is actually email I've asked for. If a large company sends me email I don't want, I have the opportunity to unsubscribe and that's the end of that - they generally behave well in my books. Spammers on the other hand are a ruthless bunch.

    Having said that, sometimes there are things that are effective
    http://bulletin.ninemsn.com.au/bulle...256D87000FCC46

    I can't say I know anyone that's bought anything from a spammer, frankly I wouldn't just on principle.

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    Loved that story in the Bulletin.
    Pity they didn't do it to more. I have also heard the story of another one who had his snail mail address made public. The result was that members of a board somewhere decided to contact all the junk mail companies requesting that brochures & info be sent to this twits address whereupon he started getting about 100,000 items a day arriving on his doorstep and then cried foul because it took so long to find his ligitimate mail.
    Needless to say, he got a real lot of sympathy from those who had been on the receiving end of his millions of spam messages.


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