View Poll Results: Will Taxing E-Mail Stop Spam?

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    Read this. Then vote

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    Then it gives the right to spam because they 'paid' for it, making it legal and acceptable.

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    I don't agree about taxing E-mail, even if it's a microscopic amount. We pay taxes to ISPs for our Internet use, we shouldn't have to pay more for E-mail.

    I think they need to make the penalties for sending spam very, very severe. Mandatory fines and jail time that are so severe that very few will want to take the chance of getting caught.

    And if they want to add bulk mail through the USPS to the list, that would be fine by me. I hate to think how many trees are being cut down to produce that cr@p.

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    My idea on digital e-Stamps wouldn't stop spammers ...just make their mass e-mailings undeliverable. You think the penis enlargement guy wants to devulge his real name and contact info to get his supply of e-stamps? I'd say hes likely to buy his from a bootlegger.

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    It would be impossible to tax email. If it were possible the same technology could be used to stop spam. Kind of a big Duh! if you think about it.

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    Spam is a drag, but if we let the government get a foot in the door, it is a certainty that we will live to regret it. Ask a politician to trim your toe nails and sooner or later they end up amputating your legs

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> It would be impossible to tax email. If it were possible the same technology could be used to stop spam. Kind of a big Duh! if you think about it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    LOL...Great point Heyder.

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    Totally true Heyder. There's no way to stop spam.

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    I'm sure there is a way to stop spam. And I hope someone figures it out soon. I'm up to 400 or more a day, now.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by missdonna:
    I'm sure there is a way to stop spam. And I hope someone figures it out soon. I'm up to 400 or more a day, now.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I dunno as to all the "whys", but I get a lot of spam, too. I do notice that a lot of my spam does come with fake first names I have used to "join" websites when registering for free website stuff. And, most of us, at one time or another, has registered inorder to get free crap for our website.

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    There is a way to stop spam... Put the bastards that do it in prison with no internet access.

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    Like taxes, death and the deterioration of my golf game, it cannot be stopped.



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    Well maybe now that Microsoft and AOL have patched up forces ( $$$Bill gave 750 million to AOL to settle old law suit) maybe they together will put some teeth into the anti-spam legislation and MSN and AOL sure are spamm traps.

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