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News World spam volume at 81.5%

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Find the spamers and kill them. That will stop the problem overnight.
     
  3. cjoyce1980

    cjoyce1980 New Member

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    nice solution, i'll get my gun.... POW! POW! LMAO!!!!!
     
  4. Strages

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    Seriously. Lynch Mobs should be legal for things like this. Make them fear for their lives, that'll stop spam and I guarantee it'll cost a helluva lot less than ant-spam software or law enforcement.
     
  5. Arkanrais

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    reply to the spam with strange pictures a la goatse. that should have it stopping in no time :p
     
  6. p3n

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    Spambots dont have taste!
     
  7. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Outgoing e-mails should be scanned, and if they turn out to be spam, the source computer should be blown up.
     
  8. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    i'm with the tortoise on this one, nice idea, but lets not have someone like microsoft make the scanning utility, as they might release an update for it that once installed, blows up the pc is any email is sent :p

    i'll be honest, i'm on gmail, and i've had one lil bit of spam sneak through in the couple of years i've been on gmail, saying that, my old hotmail doesnt let spam into my inbox either, that goes straight to the trash.

    peace
     
  9. chicorasia

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    You are clearly overreacting.

    There is no need to kill spammers.

    Chopping off their fingers and toes is a far more human albeit incredibly effective solution.


    XD
     
  10. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    We should cut out the portion of their brain which gives them computer literacy.. Then they won't even know how to type out the spam e-mails, never mind send them.
     
  11. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Do you pinko liberals not know the right to post spam is protected by the US Constitution? That's why the CAN-SPAM Act is so weak.
     
  12. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    I get hardly any spam via email, but then I've set up strict filter lists. I don't think any of my friends will try and send me emails about nob enlargement or viagra, so these are auto-rejected.
     
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    Do you think they would become confused if we all purchased Viagra (well the blue ones are back in smarties)
     
  14. Furymouse

    Furymouse Like connect 4 in dagger terms

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    If it wasn't for all the spammers, I wouldn't have any friends :( . Even though they are friends that think I am lacking in certain areas........
     
  15. Oclocker

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    Make the benefiiaries of the spam guilty rather than sender. Spammers with no clients soon become ex-spammers! they are easily traced.
     
  16. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    81% seams high to me b/c I don't get much spam :hehe:
     
  17. Sathy

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    The_Beast perhaps your mail isn't public then?

    That's what I do to avoid being spammed, I'm constantly careful to hide my e-mail on any new forums I might register on or any other such services. So far it has worked well for me.

    I don't see the current e-mail system lasting for a lot longer if those figures are true, it's just bad business to try to keep up on supporting such a lousy system. Perhaps making mailing software work similar to instant messengers such as WLM or ICQ where you need to "add" people to your list and they need to do the same before being able to talk - or mail in this case - would be a solution.

    I wonder how the "outgoing mail should be scanned" idea would work exactly, who would be responsible for the accuracy of the scanning? If it's left to each machine, there's a gazillion ways to go around it. If it's left to the ISP's, getting the filters right so no important mails would be lost would mean that spam would be again possible with enough effort. Maybe I fail to see the point, but as such I don't see that working out any better than the current methods.
     
  18. mattthegamer463

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    Take the calligraphy-section of their brain too, or else we might end up receiving snail mail-spam.
     
  19. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I did that, ended up replying enough times to talk to the actual spammer. he insisted that I tell him what was in the pic before he would open it. too much work on my part.
     
  20. dr-strangelove

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    And you wonder why people think gamers are violent?
     
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