[rescue] Spam (was: Perverse Question)

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Sat Jun 7 11:07:56 CDT 2003

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 says ...

> I guess this is going OT, but my opinion is that simply passing a law
> that forging email headers is illegal would pretty much fix what needs
> to be fixed.  That is, all those viagra and home mortgage spams are
> not actually from i45xgh at hotmail.com or whatever.  Force them to
> disclose the tru origin of the email and the rest of us can filter at
> will.

I think you're under the misapprehension that people will not do that which
is illegal.  The size of our prison population bears eloquest testimony to
the fact that this is not the case.

In any case, whom would you prosecute?  The sender is anonymous, and the
"beneficiary" of the spam, the website advertised, might have been "jobbed"
by a competitor.

Nope, you have to go after the ISP, or, if he's offshore, his domestic


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