Spam War [Was: Greeting Card Spam?]
David R. Matusiak
matusiak at speakeasy.net
Thu Mar 28 15:34:55 EST 2002
please, please people --
we have to be sensitive to the feelings of the spammers of the world (including
those that may be on this very list!). we certainly don't want to hurt anyones
feelings, do we?
and why all this sudden talk of "war on spammers?" we need to embrace and
extend, not crush and destroy!! we should be spreading the love, not engaging in
war! i mean, come on -- these people are /only/ honest business folks (just
simple folks, really) who are trying to earn a living and feed their families,
we don't want to be responsible for more unnecessary traffic on the internet
(especially malicious traffic), so we should find other ways to "help them see
the light." c'mon now, guy -- just put your arm around that spammer standing
next to you! he or she may be just like you, with problems and concerns JUST
LIKE YOU! and could you all please send me fourty dollars? (the money goes to
help starving children in my neighborhood - cash preferred).
spreading the love,
___ _ _____ . ....
m a h t o o z e e a c k a t s p e e k e e z e e d o t n e t
------ / / ......... . . .
On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Josep L. Guallar-Esteve wrote:
> El dia Dijous 28 Març 2002 02:39 pm, no tenies res mes que fer i vas i
> m'envies aquest mail:
> > And also the reason it would be easy to set
> > up an distributed anti-spam network and crush
> > these unethical punks to bits.
> I like your thinking...
> > Spammers have been tolerated for long enough.
> > It's time to go to war.
> > The Spam War will force regulation b/c the
> > spammers will want it. The regulations will
> > be written to bring the anti-spam network
> > down -- but that's okay, b/c it's purpose
> > will have been served.
> > (BTW, I don't go to war very often, but
> > when I do, I do it to win.)
> Amen brother.
> Where's the e-recruiting station? I wanna join the fight. I can get some
> friends overseas to join the war too (also tired of spam).
> Distributed-war against spam?
> Maybe we can set-up a Linux daemon to "fight" spammers (spamward). There are
> many Linux users that are also tired of spam. Just think: one [e-mail | ping
> | name-your-method] a minute directed to a single spammer box, times [the
> number of usrers of this spamward] amounts to a pretty big hit. Then, you
> switch target every hour.
> I say that in one month, spammers will be down to their knees.
> Should we keep developing this idea?
> Josep, inspired by SETI at home and grid computing projects
> Josep L. Guallar-Esteve, QA-Test Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
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