Monday, March 8, 2010

Exposing those who buy spam

Another suggestion on how to stop spam over at Spam Kings. In this case, the idea is when a spammer is successfully sued, they have to relinquish a list of those who purchased from them and this is made public. That way we can see exactly who is buying from these spammers.

This goes back to the idea that a lot of the business which spammers do is in the grey area of sales and people use them because other places won't sell it, or they just want to be more discrete about it. If that second option is taken away, perhaps people will buy less from spammers.
And if people stop buying from spammers, then they have less incentive (money) to spam.

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