Re: Why Spam is a problem2002-08-16 10:23:22
Einar Stefferud wrote:
Opt out is not a good spam solution, since in most cases, the opt out email address is generally used to collect good "live" addresses for use by other spammers.
A technique used here where I live for telephone marketing, is that the telephone companies were required by law to provide a registry service of phone numbers that have subscribed to 'do not call me' lists. This works. The marketing companies are fined when they violate the law. In fact the phone company itself was fined recently for violating its own lists. I was surprised to find out that not everyone wanted to be on that list. I am not sure how this could work when the spammer is in another country. I throw away all email from 3 countries anyway or when the language/charset is not english.