From: John Madden (da_god at domain csn.ul.ie)
Date: Tue 07 Aug 2001 - 03:18:15 IST
On Mon, 6 Aug 2001 Declan de Lacy Murphy didst pronounce:
:> 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).
That's like saying that if you have a phone in your house then you deserve
to be called by people selling sh1t that you don't want. Just because you
connect to an ISP to downoad your e-mail doesn't mean you should have to
spend extra time deleting spam mail. I know I connect a couple of times
during the day just to check my mail and then IMMEDIALTLY (I don't wish to
be rude!!) disconnect because all I wish to do is check my mail. This
means that I'm paying for any spam that is mailed to my account. How would
you feel if companies started charging you for flyers that came through
your door?? That's basically what spam is doing except it's not the company
that sent it out that's charging you.
It's a misuse of the internet and e-mail system and no matter what anyone
says I still think it's completely unethical.
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