[oclug] I am angry. Spam went to far today. Want to fight back.
billlinux at rogers.com
Wed Sep 12 11:47:41 EDT 2007
On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 11:03 -0400, James Lockie wrote:
> William Case wrote:
> > Hi;
> > This is a rant from a very angry user. There must be a way to fight
> > back.
> > I am not complaining about spam blockers; the ones used by Rogers Yahoo!
> > and spamassassin do a pretty good job. But I would like a program
> > (illegal or not) that I could use to just take some of my spam and shove
> > it right back up the spammer's rose red ... Maybe blow up his computer.
> I wish too.
> There isn't though. :-(
> You can complain to their ISP but alot of spam originates overseas with
> ISPs that condone spam.
> I have complained to a few ISPs but I usually get no answer or a "yes
> it's spam" answer.
> I just delete it now.
On one hand I, like most others, want to keep the Internet free of
governmental interference, laws and rules. On the other hand, I want to
stop this stuff. Surely if enough individuals have programs that can
reverse spam etc. on their desktops, users with a button push can cause
enough trouble for the spammers or their IPs that spamming or supporting
spamming can become a losing proposition.
We are not likely to be sued as individuals for using a spam-fight-back
program. If government is not the entity that controls the use of the
Internet, then users should be. Self-governing vigilantes -- as it
were. A bit of rough justice, but I am getting tired of this dreary
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