I'm glad that you have such a high-speed connection
that you can connect, download hundreds of messages,
and filter/delete them all in a minute or two.
I have a broadband connection, and my perpetually-open Outlook Express
client checks my e-mail every sixty seconds. So I just delete the junk mail
in my inbox when I come across it. I'd say that it actually takes 10-15
seconds each time I do it.
My mother doesn't have that luxury - a 56K modem
connection from Earthlink and Hotmail is as good as
it's going to get on Social Security.
In that case, she isn't likely to be posting to USENET, participating in
mailing lists, or putting her e-mail address on Web sites, either, so she
probably won't receive much spam.
And as long as spam doesn't find her, it's *sufficient*.
Exactly. See above.
But if she has to start worrying about more than a
dozen spams a day, e-mail will become useless for her.
How will the spammer's find her address?
I suggest that you keep in mind that my mother
is probably a lot more representative of the net
population at large than you are.
Yes. A slow connection, and little or no spam.
Unless you're a television critic, there's no real
cost to the time commercials take up.
How can time spent watching television commercials be free, if the same time
spent deleting spam costs money?
But who's getting the benefit from unsolicited spam
that neither the user nor the provider agreed to?
The people who reply to the spam, apparently. The only reason spammers send
it out is that some people reply to it.