Spam Control Considered Harmful

Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Tue Oct 28 19:36:05 UTC 1997

On Tue, Oct 28, 1997 at 11:15:24AM -0800, J.D. Falk wrote:
> On Oct 28, Daniel Karrenberg <Daniel.Karrenberg at> wrote: 
> > Some of them are esentially centralsied methods of controlling Internet
> > content.  Paul's anti-spam feed for instance prevents users of some
> > providers from seeing spam.  The user has no choice; they cannot opt to
> > receive spam other than by switching to another provider.  Even worse:
> > they may not even be aware that they are "missing" some content. 
> 	Users should be aware if their ISP is blocking something,
> 	no matter what it is.  However, that's not a technical or
> 	operational issue...I'm not sure what category it is.

It's a truth-in-advertising issue, J.D.

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