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Renee Barber
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LeelaCosgrove, post: 3475 wrote:
Legally, all unsolicited email is considered spam – therefore it’s illegal to send unsolicited email campaigns.

Personally, I think it’s ridiculous – but the law is the law.

I’d much rather be sent spam than being called in the middle of dinner. Fortunately, I have this nice thing called ‘ringer off’ so I’m safe.

In any case, I agree with Leela (uhm … grin) that the spam law is pretty ridiculous. If we have to endure endless tirades of spam selling VIAGRA and DISCOUNT software, I really don’t have a problem with getting offers from legitimate businesses. After all, there’s this nice ‘X’ button that we can easily use.

Interestingly enough, I actually ended up ‘scoring’ a job because I took the time to respond to someone’s spam to let them know they were spamming … It was an honest mistake.

If we’re going to have a spam rule, I reckon all forms of junk mail should be governed by the same rules. Having said that, I think the argument is it’s too easy to abuse email. It’s fee after all. At least the mailbox spammers have to pay some money (or time) to get the ‘junk’ into our lives.

Anyway, I reckon the laws needs to be updated to reflect the idea that the market really does deal with spammers by not responding to them. If they really want to reduce pollution, they should start with the environment or maybe just the poorly designed flyers (with typos) that are stuffed into my mailbox with alarming regularity. ;-)