[svlug] Re: Mailing List Archive and Spam
deirdre at deirdre.net
Thu Jan 25 10:36:02 PST 2001
On Thu, 25 Jan 2001, Rick Moen wrote:
> begin Wayne Earl quotation:
> > On a similar topic, I find it rather amazing that people belly ache
> > constantly about email spam, yet I've rarely heard anyone complain about
> > the endless stream of junk mail that people recieve.
> Junk mail costs are paid (overwhelmingly) by the senders. Spam costs
> are paid (overwhelmingly) by the recipients.
> Junk mail in the USA substantially subsidises regular USPS mail
> service. Spam is subsidised _by_ legitimate providers and customers of
Perhaps more importantly, there exists an effective mechanism for tracking
and prosecuting people who perpetuate chain letters and scams via postal
mail. Ergo, we tend not to get most of the kind of crap I now get as spam
via postal mail.
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