Internet Is Losing Ground In Battle Against Spam
from the not-encouraging dept
In an article that is anything but encouraging, the NY TImes reports that spammers are winning. No matter what companies are doing to combat spam, the spam just keeps on getting through. The article actually talks to a few spammers – though, they all claim to only use 100% opt-in lists. They make ridiculous comments about how people can just go ahead and use their delete button (absolutely missing the point) – and how they’re performing a real service for people by bringing them their sham product pitches. They’re worried that all these anti-spam efforts will hurt “legitimate email marketers” like themselves. While I’m willing to complain about the over aggressive tendancies of many anti-spammers, that doesn’t excuse ridiculous comments from spammers who think they have some “right” to bug me while wasting my bandwidth and time.