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Of course I went to see how many spam messages I had to delete today. I could not believe my eyes! There were 1407 messages!
So after making a cup of coffee and turning the air blue for several minutes (we sailors know how to do that rather effectively) ... I settled down to the task of removing them 10 at a time for those containing viruses and 25 at a time for those which are just your day to day junk mail.
After 11 minutes of my life passed by, I was done. I proceeded to answer a real e:mail inquiry. That took 6 minutes. I hit send and receive and lo and behold, my mail washer programme sent me another notification.
I went to investigate. There were another 42 "present filled" messages and 6 junk messages!
I deleted them and waited for 5 minutes and went back again. Sure enough ... 37 more!
By the time I finish writing this, I am sure there will be between 25 to 50 more and they are all from the same e:mail address.
I would absolutely, positively and sincerely love to get my boney fingers around this guy's neck and squeeze hard enough to watch him gag and choke ... indefinitely.
Once I got bored with that, I think it might be fun to see what his tolerance for Gospel music might be. The same song played very loudly, over and over again for 10 to 12 hours. Not sure which song would be best, but it must be very repetitive and preferably lacking in rythm. Or perhaps a nice aria would be better.
Then, let's see. Ooooh, I know! Then I would take him outside, strip him naked and pour honey all over him close to a nice patch of grass infested with ants. That might be amusing!
When will these guys get a life?
The only way to beat this is to not own it. Their philosophy is if you p*** off 10,000 people and get one lead, it's all worth it. By allowing them to get to you, they've just marked you as their territory.
Personally I think we should pull the plug on email and make it a paid service only with fines for abuse. If it cost money to annoy people it wouldn't be so rampant.
Of course that would never work. But since we're dreaming . . . . :-)
I say strapped to a chair watching endless episodes of Barney. Better yet, Ashlee Simpson doing the Star Spangled Banner.
Junk snail mail and telemarketing proves this theory wrong.
I didn't say it would STOP it, I said it wouldn't be so rampant. Sure, the telemarketers and junk mail keep coming, but you don't get 1400 of them every day. That is, unless you think You May Have Already Won and responded to the mailer. :-)
1) Server sending email sends request and ip to recieving server.
2) Recieving server accepts request and returns acceptance to ip.
3) Sending server sends message to recieving server
Sender can't spoof ip address. If sender spoofs ip the server will call upon spoofed address to get email. Spoofed address will not have any email to send.
How email currently works,
1) Recieving server accepts email
You block ip address and sender just spoofs new one.
Email is flawed but could easily be fixed. Spam only exists because of the ability of the senders to spoof ip address's. If they couldn't spoof then you could just block ip's. Why this hasn't been fixed yet is the real mystery.