This sounds like a step in the right direction. Another thought would be getting back as the ISP level. Our ISPs are sitting back and reaping the benefits of SPAM ... they sell us spam blocking, pop-up control, service packages, and an entire array of tools to fight stuff we DON'T WANT in the first place. What if we start keeping a running tab of the amount of junk we get and have that bandwidth deducted from our monthly internet bill? ... Think the ISPs would do something about the lost revenue in that case ??
For the helluvit I kept a tab last month on the amount of spam I received ... 287MB in total. Some people may be better or worse than this. The point is - I received close to 300MB of crap I didn't want in the first place, and like an idiot I was more than happy to pay for it. I know about changing my email address every once in a while, but this is my business account which I'm not going to change - I doubt all my customers would follow suit and change me in their address books. Further more - I shouldn't have to change anything.
I'm not balming any ISP for this, and I realize they would have a hard time doing much about it ... but I would imagine a company like AOL or one of the biggies, losing a couple of Million each month by giving rebates, would initiate something higher up the chain than we could ... and they wouldn't be so happy to sell us their Spam Blocking for an extra $15.00/month.
A final note before I get blasted .... I do use spam blocking, and I use Firefox which takes care of pop-ups by default. My point here though is that I shouldn't have to use anything to battle something I don't even want.
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