will spam ever stop?

If anything, I’ve noticed a recent increase in spam, in spite of a new law aimed at stopping it. True to their nature, spammers are making a small effort to find loopholes in the law, while some are ignoring it completely. The end result: Spamming continues unabated.


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  1. If you’re willing to put forth some effort, you can probably extract some money from the spammers. I’m not sure if it’s worth the effort for me, but I think you can get a fair bit of money.

    Comment by Cameron on February 3, 2004 @ 7:56 am
  2. The problem is, how? The spammers aren’t going to just give you the money if you ask. Their ISPs are typically in cahoots with the spammers. I wouldn’t know where to start.

    Comment by dan on February 3, 2004 @ 9:31 am
  3. There was a piece on NPR the other day about spam and the back-and-forth efforts of spam blocking software vs. the spaming software designed to circumvent the filters. Who ever comes up with a real solution for filtering/blocking spam and having it work long-term is going to make a fortune. Please, just let it be me.

    Comment by jason on February 5, 2004 @ 12:48 pm

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