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    Default First Anti-Spamming Conviction in US!

    Amidst all the disappointing news surrounding the ewallet policy changes, I was happy to come across some good news. The U.S. anti-spamming law, 2003 CAN-SPAM Act, just saw its first successful conviction.

    On Jan. 12th Jeffrey Goodin was found guilty of criminal spamming, along with 10 other guilty counts related to the charge. He'd been charged with a phising scam where he posed as the America Online billing department to get people to give him the credit card info and then used the cards. So, this wasn't gambling-related spam.

    Even though it's not gambling spam I think it is great news for the industry because it lays down some precedent and really brings the CAN-SPAM Act a bit more into realization. First conviction under the act - woot, woot!


    Here is the Associated Press article where I heard about it:
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    WOOT WOOT!

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    Excellent news. We need to start procecuting these guys or email will be used less and less. I already know people who don't use email anymore because unless they check and clear their mail daily, it's too much of a burden.

    Wouldn't it be lovely to wake up one morning with no offers of cheap company shares, bank offers, letters from Nigeria and more viagra than I can shake my stick at.

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    Hey Doolally,

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    ...and more viagra than I can shake my stick at.
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    Really tacky pun

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    Thanks CityGuard for bringing this important topic forward.

    What is THE SPAMHAUS PROJECT? In simple terms they monitor and trap spammers. Many of us receive spam email everyday, from Viagra, Payday Loans, Gambling to list a few. The Internet has made this possible since itsí introduction way back in the early 70ís before there was a World Wide Web. Back then sending out mass unsolicited email was quite normal and legal. The Internet by design was intended for this use.

    The first spammer 1978 he targeted the west coast of the U.S and made a fortune. The funny thing is, he was an established member of the DAPRA project.

    But with the advancement of Pcís and the Internet it soon became something of a nuisance. Many countries around the World have adopted anti spam laws and will prosecute if need be.

    The best any affiliate manger can do is to deny the income the spammer seeks, nothing more. They and their IT team lack the technical know how to catch a spammer.

    Instead a dual approach is needed. There are few non-profit agencies that actual police the Internet. Spamhaus is probably the more dominate one. They have been doing this work for years under the constant attacks from crackers malicious hackers. Over the years this one agency has ended thousands of high tribal spammers. If you receive tons of spam send them an email.

    Hereís some news from spamhaus http://www.spamhaus.org/news.lasso?article=610

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    Thanks, Greek, for the info on Spamhaus. Interesting article and CityGuard is correct that is great to hear some postive news at this time!

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    Question Email spam?

    Just curious we all receive a certain level of email spam. Over the last couple of months has the spam increased, decreased or remained the same? Knock on wood but I have not received any in months, a bit strange?

    Not sure if I already mentioned this but three Russian spammers have been arrested. So I am quite curious if members here are still getting the same level of Viagra, payday loans, casino, etc.. email spam.


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    I am still recieving a fair amount...

    The webmaster@ accounts are still the worst....as well as some of the other common ones, sales@ or tech@

    How dare the mailing list dealers create accounts that often don't even exist or those that have NEVER repeat NEVER been used or mailed from,

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    Hey Rick could you PM one with the headers ect... Leave out your personal details just need the essentials.

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    Hey Greek39, sorry to say this but, is not the Russians spammers with the Viagra is the Canadians, even high school students sell Viagra in Toronto from one page websites. I get any where from 200 to 1000 emails a day, of witch 99.9% are spam. Iím working on replacing all my contacts on my sites with forms.

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    Must agree Canada currently does not have any anti spam laws in place. A vast majority do in fact come from Canada particular Toronto.

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