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    Hello,
    Well somebody is at it again. Just got an e-mail that said,"thanks for your order at Amazon.com"
    when I went to look at it my virus alerts went off looks like it had a nasty virus in the attachment,boy will they ever stop , idiots, just a heads up for ABW folks
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    Get mailwasher.com and pre-filter the spamming SOB's. At least the spam virus idiots will force the consumer groups to install e-mail filters and drive the e-mail marketers and list brokers out of business.

    WebMaster Mike

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    I had a couple of viruses today (actually Iframe exploits) picked up by SpamCop - I never saw the original email. First time that SpamCop had interecepted them. Looks like they originated from Taiwan.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EcomCity.com:
    and drive the e-mail marketers and list brokers out of business.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    What's wrong with email marketing?

    Are you Crazy?

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    I'd hazzard a guess that less than 5% of all e-mails I've received in 5 years was legit. The majority of all e-mails sent are not requested by anyone and the effort to trash them costs e-mail users real money. As far as I'm concerned all e-mail needs to have a ISP POP3 postage charge to be forwarded to an account there. The rest gets trashed. I'm a busy webmaster and still I don't send out more than 100 e-mails a month in response to those I receive. If I was charged 1 cent per e-mail I'd gladly pay the buck to my ISP.

    Bulk mailers in the real world have to pay postage too ..at reduced rates. Same should apply to the online direct e-mail marketers. That is the only cure for spammers ..making their e-mail blasts automatically go into the ISP trash bin if no ePostage is attached. It also would identify the sender for all to see. Overall cost savings for ISP bandwidth and POP3 server space would actually reduce the costs of an Internet account. The spamming bast**ds using overseas servers and spoof addresses would have ZERO mail delivered and the real e-mail marketers would have to make sure all their lists are Double Opt-In and they have something of value to offer.

    The sooner the day comes that blasting out a Porn -Free Credit Check -Mortgage -MLM Ad to 20 million scrapped addresses costs the sender 20,000.00 the better the Internet will become.

    WebMaster Mike

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    Mike...Just to throw some numbers your way...140 gigs last month in mail...bandwidth...over 130 of that was incoming....I pay for that bandwidth and SPAM alone is VERY costly. I'd be game for anything that would both reduce spam, and a way for these companies to pay for the wasted bandwidth that I'm paying for.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TH Media:
    ... I'd be game for anything that would both reduce spam, and a way for these companies to pay for the wasted bandwidth that I'm paying for.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    If I'm not mistaken a model has been discussed for stopping spam at the mailservers, some kind of a filter being automatically updated just like antivirus programs do it. I did save that page, but how to find it....

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