Well, I’ve heard from the mysterious ‘Paul’ again. Still hiding his e-mail address, in fear that I’ll spread it to every spam list around in some form of juvenile revenge. I have to keep enclosing his(?) name in quotes, because we don’t know if that’s his name or a pseudonym. He still feels that every single piece of unsolicited e-mail is, by definition, bad.
Sad to say, we have to leave it at that point. Spam is never going away, no matter how many laws they pass. Check your snail-mail box some time to see how well the fight against unsolicited commercial mail is going. Or is it ‘What fight?’ Of course the post office makes money off UCM, so it won’t ever disappear. That makes me think that if the government was making money off spam, it would migrate into the same category.
I’m not a fan of most spam. It’s either a rip-off or a scam or illegal goods. There are a few things that are in that gray area, but those, I suspect, are in the minority. I’m pretty satisfied with the filters of Outlook 2003. They work with about 95% accuracy and that’s good enough for me.