Spam Control Considered Harmful

Rik Schneider rik at
Tue Oct 28 19:38:15 UTC 1997

How about "ethical issue" 

Rik Schneider
Unix Systems Administrator
Net Asset LLC
1315 Van Ness Ave
Suite 103
Fresno CA 93721

On Tue, 28 Oct 1997, 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.
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