From: Declan de Lacy Murphy (decdelmur at domain iol.ie)
Date: Mon 06 Aug 2001 - 22:43:06 IST
> 1. I pay for my downloads, in phone time and online time. If someone
> uses that time against my wishes, I have every right to be
> upset. Some would perhaps call this stealing.
I can intially see your point but the expense you suffer is I am sure you
will agree mitigated by the fact that you would have been online anyway,
when was the last time you went on line, checked your mail and disconnected
IMMIEDIATELY (I don't wish to be rude by using capitals, but immiediately is
the key word).
> 2. It's not the equivalent of someone phoning me to offer me
> double-glazing; it's the equivalent of someone phoning my entire
> neighbourhood, calling at my expense (see 1)
Actually they are only calling you at your expense (see response 1) and they
are not adding to you cost by doing this. Also consider that if one message
introduces you to a supplier that charges one pound less than your current
supplier then you have made a saving.
> 3. Despite assurances to the contrary, it's indiscriminate. I have
> received spam for america-only offers despite quite plainly having
> a ".ie" address.
But consider this - how many Irish people have .com addresses you can't
assume the location of a person based on the tld their mail domain is in.
> I don't think it's ever been an issue of whether it's cool to oppose
> spam or not.
> 4. Pyramid schemes.
Not sure what you mean by pyramid schemes, but they are illegal anyway so
that's hardly an issue here.
> waider at domain waider.ie / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me.
> AjD says to zvi, "because it's tragicomic and demonstrates the beauty of
> english language in previously unexpressed ways. also, i thought it was
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