DMA Creating Posse To Go After Spammers

from the believe-it-when-I-see-it dept

The Direct Marketing Association, the group that officially wants to define spam to only include fraudulent emails is trying to show that they’re really against spam. To do so, they’re asking members to pony up $65,000 to form a “task force” to work with the FBI to track down spammers. This, of course, is part of the DMA’s efforts to appear like the good guys in the fight against spam – when, they’ve been shown to push back at every chance to work on reasonable solutions.

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Precision Blogger (user link) says:

Suppose the DMA accomplshes something?

Mike is probably right on about the DMA, but still, they have pockets. If they actually DO make progress against the worst spammers, they will deserve credit and some slack. We’ll see what happens.

However the only approach I believe will work, is legislating bounties to create an incentive for everyone to go after spammers.

– The Precision Blogger

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