My attitude about spam is that it's a fair price (on the whole) to pay for a relatively low-cost, open, and liberal communication resource. I use my delete key often; it helps exercise my hand!
I recognize, though, that this might not be an option for everyone, because * not everyone has high bandwidth access, so spam costs them significant extra time and money * not everyone has relatively unlimited storage space * not everyone has an ISP/workplace that understands or accepts that one should not blame the recipient. * some people use ISP/e-mail providers whose approach to spam is to kill the fly with an atom bomb, thus destroying innocent messages. I don't believe that we have a useful way of preventing spam. I have received virus-laden spam in e-mail messages tagged with my own personal domain! I notified my domain hoster. Beyond that, I don't take responsibility, and I don't worry. Someone needs to teach the moderator the basics of e-mail, IMHO. Joe Malin Technical Writer (408)625-1623 jmalin at tuvox.com www.tuvox.com The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc. -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+jmalin=tuvox....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+jmalin=tuvox.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Nandini G Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 11:34 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Spam from India? I belong to the TWI (Technical Writers of India) group. Recently the moderator deplored that some spam came from the members, only to get reports from the members that their names and email addresses were used unkown to them for spamming.