Spam Is A Thousand Times More Horrible Than You Can Imagine
from the seems-a-bit-extreme dept
We all know spam is bad, but is it a thousand times more horrible than you think? That’s the opinion of the guy who runs The World ISP, which was one of the first public ISPs around. Most of us are angry about spam, but this guy seems to take the offense personally. He believes that spam isn’t really about spam. It’s really a cleverly designed denial of service attack against the internet. He also takes the extreme (and somewhat questionable) view that if his spam filters say something is spam, then it must be spam. He refuses to even discuss the idea that there might be false positives. Since everyone knows that there are false positives in any spam filter, this is a bit disturbing and should clearly worry you if you use The World as an ISP. I can understand his anger, but when a customer calls him up to ask why emails that are clearly not spam are bouncing, his response is completely out of line. It seems that too many in the anti-spam world have become email dictators.