More $#@!?$% spam!

Volume 6, Issue 52; 02 Jul 2003

Spammers 1, the rest of humanity 0. Thanks, guys.

Apparently, Microsoft urged the California State Legislature to kill SB 12, a measure that would have given recipients some recourse against spammers.

Thanks, guys. I guess if you have enough influence, you don't need to win friends, eh? [...; cursing deleted -ed.]

Modelling anti-spam legislation on existing laws that prohibit junk faxes seems perfectly reasonable to me. “Opt-out” legislation seems pretty broken on the face of it as it effectively legitimizes spam. I shudder to think about what all the soon-to-be unemployed telemarketers will do if we encourage them to spam.