warning, i'm answering an obvious troll from an obvious spammer. hit D now.
anthony(_at_)atkielski(_dot_)com ("Anthony Atkielski") writes:
Once you are charging for e-mail, it's only a matter of time before you
are charging for everything. Instead of having free access to the entire
net for $9 a month, you'll have paying access for $190 in itemized
billing each month, depending on exactly what you do and how much you do
it. And it will all be recorded somewhere, too, in case anyone wants to
look at it to see if you're a suspcious character.
you're describing a fairly desireable state of affairs. many folks would
happily pay more for a commercial-free non-subsidized spam-free e-mail feed.
oops! my t1 costs me $552 per month in pac bell service fees. so maybe i'm
already expecting a "premium channel" since nobody is subsidizing my costs.
I'll just delete the spam when I receive it. It's an annoyance, not a
how nice for you. here's the report of spam that's reached me and had to
be deleted in the last 15 days:
lartomatic=# SELECT DATE(entered),COUNT(*) FROM spam
WHERE entered>=(NOW()-'15 days'::INTERVAL)
GROUP BY DATE(entered) ORDER BY DATE(entered);
date | count
2003-05-12 | 1868
2003-05-13 | 2345
2003-05-14 | 1122
2003-05-15 | 902
2003-05-16 | 822
2003-05-17 | 912
2003-05-18 | 818
2003-05-19 | 1022
2003-05-20 | 927
2003-05-21 | 757
2003-05-22 | 811
2003-05-23 | 760
2003-05-24 | 1486
2003-05-25 | 1295
2003-05-26 | 836
2003-05-27 | 123
note that the 27th isn't done yet, it'll be over 1000 by 0000GMT tomorrow.
but wait, there's more. above is the number of times i "just hit delete".
here's the count of mail i rejected due to various blackhole lists i use:
may 20 8435
may 21 7956
may 22 7534
mat 23 8111
may 24 14868
may 25 9171
may 26 10262
may 27 1236
note that this is just my home server, at work it's much much worse.
you guys can "just hit delete" all you want, but for me, nothing beats
the right to be left alone.