10 things to get rid of spam

Just a few thoughts I had while battling the endless waves of canned meat I fight daily. Some of these are out of anger, some are out of frustration, and  some are there just for fun.  I will let you, the end user, determine which one is for what reason.

In no particular order:

  1. Get rid of free email providers.
  2. Make all new domains registered setup and understand SPF/DKIM or similar DNS based technology
  3. Make email cost more per box with reasonable limits. I mean seriously who needs 500 boxes for a company with 10 people. A little extra cost can go a long way.
  4. Tougher Laws on people that send UCE (Unsolicited commercial e-mail). A little can go a long way here as well.
  5. Make violators found guilty of sending UCE  watch endless internet phenomenon based movies for weeks at a time. Think the “Dramatic Chipmunk” and all its variants for a week flowing into the spammers brain Clockwork Orange style.
  6. Make ISPs stop tell the truth when telling its customers what their spam filter policy really is. Mark it as spam and the person you think isnt going to find out might just know you marked their message about family holiday cheer as spam.
  7. Catch-All accounts need to go away.Their day ended almost back in the days of the ARPA net.  If we can end spam maybe these will be ok but till then its not a good idea, ever.
  8. Vacation/Away messages. You just told a spammer that not only is the mail box they are sending real but that the person there loves and misses them and will be back in a week.

(more soon real work calls)

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