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April 04, 2008


Stephen Newberry

I remember a while ago Bill Gates predicting that spam would be a thing of the past by 2006. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/01/24/tech/main595595.shtml I wish he'd been right!

Some sort of authentication does seem to be a good way to stop people spoofing email addresses but the problem will still be there as it is still relatively easy to create loads of free webmail accounts to spam from with a fleet of zombie computers.

There was talk of ISPs and other email providers charging to ensure that a message makes it into an inbox a few years ago but I've not heard anything about it since.

The problem is that spam pays. Spammers make lots of money - as long as people click on it, they will keep sending it!

I wonder if we'll all be using a separate email like system in the future. I dream of a life after email...

Good luck with the spam.


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