At 2/2/2004 01:59 Monday, Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
I don't want my ISP making arbitrary decisions about what mail I receive,
I want to make those decisions myself, although I will probably use
third party info to do so.
Phill, I think that you are making the almost usual mistake here in this
group that you assume that everybody on the internet has an idea what they
are doing. These days are over. Since about 10 years people using the
internet have not a single idea about the technical side of it.
99.9% of all mail users would be more than happy when their ISP would do
anything to suppress their spam. If this costs some legitimate mails
occasionally, ok, so be it. People are used to it.
They are loosing so much data because of viruses, spam and other malware
that they are accustomed.
Not that I would ever say that this is an acceptable situation, but its the
everyday truth of the average computer user.
All discussion on this list focuses on details which make a difference for
10% of all technology savy internet users, instead of focusing on solving
the problems of the remaining 99.5% of the internet users.
If a solution to spam takes your freedom to choose if you want to use this
or that, ok, so what? We, as developers (me included), administrators, etc.
tend to loose completely the focus on whats practicable and useful for Joe
Sorry for ranting, but this group starts to be grotesque.
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