Re: Spam has finally won

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Greg Townsend, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 18:46:57 +1200, Who is this <> wrote:

    >I give up, spam has finally made email unuseable.
    >
    >I have informed my ISP that I will no longer be reading any email from
    >the pop servers, ie close the account.
    >
    >I have informed my work management that I will no longer read any email
    >sent to me at work either as the spam there is even more prolific.
    >
    >To any ISPs out their, if you are able to offer a web only (no email,
    >news, gnutella, etc) account cheaper than xtra offers their full account
    >(on jetstart) leave a note here as I will happily switch to save the $$.




    So you require a illegal account..?


    >I believe it will be more profitable not to offer email now:
    >1. no mail server
    >2. no backup mail server
    >3. reduced traffic (more than 50% of email is now spam)
    >4. no spam filtering
    >5. A reduction in staff (no email server to maintain)
    >6. A reduction is backup facilities (no email to backup)
    >
    >The alternative is if an ISP will set up mail service based on a
    >whitelist where they bounce all email from people not on the list, that
    >list should be editable via a secure web page by the customer. this must
    >surely be easier as maintaining black lists is time consuming and labour
    >intensive as the spammers just keep faking domains etc to get through
    >the filters. It is now most likely quicker to filter mail in based on a
    >customers whitelist than to try the loosing battle of keeping spam out.
     
    Greg Townsend, Jul 29, 2003
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  2. On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 20:02:35 +1200, Greg Townsend wrote:

    >>To any ISPs out their, if you are able to offer a web only (no email,
    >>news, gnutella, etc) account cheaper than xtra offers their full account
    >>(on jetstart) leave a note here as I will happily switch to save the $$.

    >
    > So you require a illegal account..?
    >


    What's illegal about it? Cites please.
     
    Uncle StoatWarbler, Jul 29, 2003
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  3. Greg  Townsend

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    In article <>,
    Greg Townsend <> wrote:

    > On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 18:46:57 +1200, Who is this <> wrote:
    >
    > >I give up, spam has finally made email unuseable.
    > >
    > >I have informed my ISP that I will no longer be reading any email from
    > >the pop servers, ie close the account.
    > >
    > >I have informed my work management that I will no longer read any email
    > >sent to me at work either as the spam there is even more prolific.
    > >
    > >To any ISPs out their, if you are able to offer a web only (no email,
    > >news, gnutella, etc) account cheaper than xtra offers their full account
    > >(on jetstart) leave a note here as I will happily switch to save the $$.

    >
    >
    >
    > So you require a illegal account..?


    Where did I say that, why should the account be illegal ?
     
    Who is this, Jul 29, 2003
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