How To Unclog The Information Artery – Does Anyone Agree?
from the many-opinions... dept
Anyone know how to get rid of spam? It seems like there’s no shortage of opinions. The NY Times is running interviews with a bunch of people who touch on the spam/anti-spam world in some way all suggesting different ideas on how to deal with spam. Meanwhile, we find out that yet another standards group is working on standardizing a “this is spam” button for email clients, along with creating a standardized “opt-out” button. From that article also, it’s clear that very few people agree on how to even define spam. Over at PC World, they have a debate running over whether or not filters are a reasonable way to stop spam. Supporters say yes – and that blocking spam by filters will remove the incentive of spammers to spam. Others say, no, and that you need to go after spammers at the source. Somehow, I get the feeling this isn’t all going to get settled in the near future.