From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: More virus
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 16:33:35 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 16:32:21 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that News2020 wrote
(in ) about
'More virus', on Wed, 9 Oct 2002:
>I notice that I am getting increased volume of garbage emails these days -
>solicitations for bulk email scams, etc. etc. It is increasingly obvious
>that there are too many secret guys involved in this.
In this context, ONLY, 'secret guys' is not inappropriate. Some of the
spam does come from malevolent hackers and virus writers, but a lot
comes from businesses that are deluded into thinking that it's a good
cheap way to advertize and sell. I've even had spam from a legal firm!
If I can identify the source (which is not very often), I reply, 'I
NEVER do business with people who send me unsolicited e-mails.'
>Not one person is
>getting caught or punished, even though it should be quite easy to track
>down sources of garbage emails.
Not all sources can be traced, and for those that can, the spamming can
only be stopped by the spammer's ISP. Most ISPs are very responsible in
this respect, but others are totally irresponsible and take no action at
Spamming is not a criminal offence in most countries, and the spammer is
often not in the same country as the victims, so legal action would be
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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