SPAM? Let's Fight!
SPAM? Let's Fight! - Let's be clear about one thing – SPAM is really bad. Spam is degrading, annoying, frustrating, etc. However, the reaction to Spam is plague, Luditis, annoying and reactionary. The bottom line is worse than SPAM itself,
First, let's look at the reality of Spam; When you open your email, you will most likely delete the message that is in the Spam folder.
Come on, are they that hard to spot? Was the email from Aunt Dot hurt by Spam? Do you have to spend hours reading one by one to the end to guess that it is spam?
Email programs are equipped with a button called – DELETE; So delete - end this problem. I hear you whining: "but they take a long time to download"; "They fill my inbox"; "contains pornography", etc. One answer: Delete.
In fact, spam porn does present a bigger problem – for children, of course, and the level of humiliation they generate. To be honest, if your emails are privacy protected, which they should be, then this problem can also be partially avoided.
By the way, Spamhaus, the main Spam identifier, notes that 80% of Spam comes from only 20 groups.
So how does everyone overreact when it comes to Spam? How many real emails are blocked by the Spam wall? I'll use some examples from personal experience to show you the problem.
I have an important email blocked simply because I'm using an ISP that was used by one of the 20 gangs for a period. This ISP is actually the main telephone service for a country, used by about 50% of the country's population. Good response: close half of a country's international emails.
I have email blocked because I used the word 'free'. My project, is a free resource on the Internet. Now I can't say it's free, and hundreds of schools are writing to me asking if my Project is free. I also blocked emails because I said, "For adults working with children"; NOT adults, definitely pornography.
A professor at the University asked me about my Project; He's considering doing some research with me, but I can't answer: annoying spam wall.
How many international websites today don't include email contact details, or go to great lengths to hide them? What good is a website if you can't respond and communicate with the owner? Am I expected to make international phone calls, send mail, snail mail?
I can go on. The bottom line is that our fear of using the delete button has cost us one of the great technological innovations of this era: email.
Email is better than great: better than landing on the moon. How do we live without email? This amazing technology is being killed by ourselves and our reactions are ridiculous and stupid.
Weigh the goodness of the cost of email and spam; The balance is wrong. Get up! To join the war against the king of spam.