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    Just wanted to share this link with anyone who needs to see it.

    It sure is good to see they are cracking down on the spammers. Now lets see if it *really* does any good and doesn't just *look* good on paper.

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    Well, these are nice pieces of legislation. But, IMO they won't do much good. Most scumbag spammers are off shore and will be beyond the reach of both criminal and civil process in the U.S. What it will take is some kind of international compact with teeth in it.

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    Most of what I get these days is either from China or Korea [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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    I hear ya, that's what really sucks about it.

    These idiots are gonna be able to tell me what I can put in my subject line, that I ned the IP addy of every single subscriber before they can be added to my list, blah blah blah.

    This when all the spammers are out of reach anyway. Like what's the point? No point to it at all, it's just our tax dollars hard at work, being wasted on the whole schmear.

    Hello, aren't we at war? Isn't there something more productive they can do other than pick on legitimate email marketers all for the sake of some "special interest" nonsense.

    <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon29.gif> I could just scream.

    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


    Ahhhh...

    That felt good!

    I'll have to try that more often [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    They also are discussing ISP overseas blacklists being manditory like virus updates for all e-mail accounts. Seems they want to throw some federal bucks at spamcop.net to pinpoint overseas/domestic offenders. The rage is 230 billion spams per year if it continues at current rate by 2004. The cost to just trash the spams for major companies and gov't agencies is $5-8.00 per spam. Must make Fred drool since his group get's paid to read these.

    [ 05-15-2002: Message edited by: EcomCity.com ]

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    The best cure for the spam problem is to shut down all these free email places like yahoo and hotmail. You couldn't spam with yourdomain.com and get away with it for long. You also couldn't get away with spaming through your isp free email account. Yahoo is my #1 offender for spam mailings yet they are not held responsible for it. If they were fined for spams it would almost disappear overnight.

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    I have complained to Yahoo countless times about their spammers, I even sent them copies of the emails I received but I still get them so it appears they either don't care or the spammers just open another account with them.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gordon:
    I have complained to Yahoo countless times about their spammers, I even sent them copies of the emails I received but I still get them so it appears they either don't care or the spammers just open another account with them.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    There is little point in even complaining to the ISPs anymore. Most of the headers are forged anyway to make it look like it is coming from Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.

    The best thing to do is just set up a spam filter in your email program -- there are certain keywords where you can just throw them out.

    Or best, filter on that disclaimer text the spammers always include saying: "This is not spam according to Senate Bill xxx section 301" (there are several variations of the text, but the spammers always refer to that same Bill/section number). As soon as they quote that Bill/section# you know that it is spam. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    I also filter on "(OTCB" (tips for over the counter stocks).

    If you have a dedicated server then you can consider activating the DNSBL feature of sendmail. For more information see: http://www.mail-abuse.org/

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    Email911 has a good list of anti-spam resources.
    http://email911.com/resources/antispam.html

    One thing I do that helps enormously in the anti-spam struggle is to use fake info in my browser identity settings. Any site I visit (or stumble into) that harvests email addresses that way will get Daisy Duck's throwaway Hotmail address (next month it might be Minnie Mouse). There is no way any legitimate correspondent would have that address, so I have it set to trash everything that comes in except messages from Hotmail itself. The amount and type of mail that account gets is sad. But at least it's not coming to my regular mailbox!

    Elisabeth Archambault

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