QuietQuality Posted February 19, 2004 Share Posted February 19, 2004 Hello, My name is Stephen Bray and I do not send spam, maintain a mailing list, or send bulk email. But sometimes I do write to discussion forums, such as this one, and I do use email as a way of communicating with colleagues both here in Istanbul and abroad. I also post a contact address on our website http://quietquality.com A couple of months ago I became aware of spam-COP because an email sent to a colleague in Israel could not be delivered. There was a link on the email that led me back to spam-COP, including the very first words on its site, which is an advertisement for a web-hosting service, other than the one I use. I thought this more than a little unethical, since it's one thing to 'police' (after all the word COP is in the title), the Internet, and quite another to offer hosting. Suppose my local police force closed down the local Pizza Shop and then started selling pizzas ~ would that be ethical? By the way the spam-COP deputy wouldn't comment about this! Eventually my own web-host was cleared and my post started to roll again, that is until today. Today when replying to a modest email from a colleague in the same city to confirm an appointment for next week I found my mails blocked once again by spam-COP. This time though there is no link-back to the spam-COP site, no clear route to check why this has occurred. spam is a nuisance we are agreed upon this. However one nuisance effect is that businesses such as mine are impeded by spam-COP. I know that someone from spam-COP will say that spam costs millions. I guess it does, but my next recourse will be now to send spam-COP blocked mails through a Netscape account. And to do this I must, of course, trawl through pages of ads gratuitous headlines about Britney Spears and George Bush. In this sense spam-COP forces me to discard my ad-avoidant email service and instead be exposed to ads at Netscape, (or some other host). Those ads are there for a purpose, to sell me stuff that I probably don't need. Who's benefitting from spam now? Stephen Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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