I Have a Dream

I have a dream that one day, we will share our e-mail addresses with others without having to worry about being deluged with unsolicited e-mail. I have a dream that we’ll be able to post our actual e-mail address on our web sites, without having to tell people to remove this, or add that, or change at to the @ symbol. I dream of a time when we can use an e-mail address and not have it become so riddled with spam that we have to give up the address because we don’t have time to filter out the valid ones from hundreds of spam e-mails.

I have a dream that spamming will be treated as a serious crime and that the perpetrators will be made to pay for their actions. I have a dream that any ISP that knowingly supports spammers and spamming will be put out of business.

I have a dream.

I also have my doubts that it will ever come true.