[discuss] Another couple of items

Roland Perry roland at internetpolicyagency.com
Tue Jan 14 15:32:00 UTC 2014

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<CAMzo+1bqveQUkSu01DBXSybx31s+WQ_qUKo1x0SB6FPY4=Judg at mail.gmail.com>, at 
09:01:36 on Tue, 14 Jan 2014, Jorge Amodio <jmamodio at gmail.com> writes
>SPAM, bulk junk mail, telemarketing calls, etc, IMHO exist because 
>there are people paying for it. When the ROI does not justify the 
>marketing expense anymore it will go away... I remember getting lots of 
>faxes at some time.

Most Spam is no longer about selling you things. It's about sending you 
to sites containing drive-by malware, or trying to steal credentials 
through phishing, etc.

>One alternative is to take actions to increase the costs of sending 

I don't think we have the time or energy to re-run the entire debate 
about what might or might not be a good way to reduce Spam, but that is 
widely understood not to be a solution.
Roland Perry

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