I think that's the best we can do with no help from the authorities who could actually effect change. Too bad that the advertising industry is a huge and profitable lobby. On Monday 06 October 2003 06:22 pm, you wrote: > Ron, <Snipped, although pertinent> > After years of chasing SPAM, tracking down the origin, and reporting abuse, > I finally gave up. I've surrendered because this war can not be won by the > individual. Now I simply focus on filtering in an effort to trap 100 > percent SPAM with no legit emails ever getting caught in my filter. To > date I'm getting better then 95 percent trapped and less then 1 percent > legit mail ever gets caught in my filters. I back up my blacklists and > whitelists just as often as my most important data so if I ever lose stuff > I can restore my filters easily. I must say, for getting 200 to 300 SPAM > messages per week, I'm quite at peace with it for now. > > Spider > Http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 > > -----Original Message----- > From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ron Allen > Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 3:58 PM > To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: Spam and other garbage > > > Hi Tricia, > > This is perhaps the most infuriating thing about spam to me. The jerks that > spam wouldn't do it if they weren't actually making money doing it. > Therefore, there must be total idiots in this world that are responding to > spam and making it worthwhile for the spammers to do. Those people are as > much a part of the problem as the spammers themselves, maybe more so, as > far as I'm concerned. > > If people would simply never, ever respond to spam it would go away. As > long as there are even a few fools that will buy the junk the spammers > peddle, we all have to suffer. We're all held hostage by the (very) lowest > common denominator among us. > > Ron > > > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.