>>(I've yet to receive an email saying "F*ck you! You suck! Give me your money, goof!") most of the content of the spam I get seems to scream that same remark, just in a more tactful way. -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Frank Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 11:29 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] The Spam Argument At 11:02 AM 2003-07-25 -0500, you wrote: >Another angle on the argument of arrest or prosecute the spammer rather >than the company who hired the spammer... Under what charge? It's not illegal to send unsolicited commercial email if it's honest in every respect, any more than some guy trying to pick you up at a bar. A nuisance perhaps, but what charge and penalty do you assign? Jail time for a single mother of two successfully raising healthy children? Again, I see that "us vs them" attitude, and it still won't solve the fundamental issues-- that people will do what it takes to survive because the system is set up so. I see only one solution, and that starts with the consumer, not the marketer trying to get their message out, no matter how much of a nuisance they might make of themselves. (Most) marketers aren't stupid they don't waste their time on things that don't work. (I've yet to receive an email saying "F*ck you! You suck! Give me your money, goof!") -- Frank Marion lists at frankmarion.com Keep the signal high. -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ Evolt.org conference in London, July 25-27 2003. Register today at http://evolt.org.uk For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !