Public Perl win

David Cantrell david at
Wed May 16 16:00:24 BST 2007

On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 03:49:50PM +0100, Daniel Barlow wrote:
> David Cantrell wrote:
> > The anti-spam extremists will say that it's a way for ISPs to pass the
> > complaints on to their spammy customers so they can remove annoying
> > whiny users from their spam lists while still spamming everyone else.
> If ISPs were to feed the results from their own spam filters into it on 
> behalf of their customers (effectively making _everyone_ into an 
> annoying whiny user by proxy) that would not be a bad effect.  Once 
> there's no "everyone else" to continue spamming, they'll have to get 
> real jobs or something.

Ahh, but that's not in the ISPs' interests, as they are alleged to make
vast pots of cash from "pink" contracts. </froth at the mouth>

This argument, of course, ignores the fact that nigh-on all spammers
are criminals trying to commit various frauds, and hardly the sort of
people that you would rely on to pay their damned bills.

David Cantrell | Nth greatest programmer in the world

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