Oh Look: You're Still Getting Plenty Of Spam
from the not-going-anywhere dept
Yesterday we noted how silly it was for federal authorities to tell the press that by arresting a single spammer that spam could start to drop. While the guy clearly was a big spammer, there’s no shortage of others willing to fill his place. And the idea that this would scare off other spammers is simply false. Other spammers have received huge fines and long jail terms in the past and it hasn’t decreased spam one bit. Also, many of the biggest spammers aren’t based in the US anyway, so they don’t care what’s happening here. So it’s nice to see the press pushing back (though, a day late) pointing out that the arrest appeared to have no impact on spam rates while quoting many critics pointing out that it’s ridiculous to think that this arrest would have any impact on spam rates.