As long as there is e-mail, there will be spam.
The enforcement activities by ISPs have been the most successful part of combating spam. You have to look long and hard to find one that doesn't take swift action against spam in their network.
If there were a good, user-level solution out there, we wouldn't be so worried about passing anti-spam legislation. ISPs can filter and block hosts who send almost nothing but spam, but at the user level there isn't much you can do that also wouldn't affect legitimate e-mail.
We are a bit worried that this bill will pre-empt some tough anti-spam laws in states like California, Washington and Virginia.
When it comes to Spam, ... we get the joke.
The United States today experiences much higher levels of identity theft, spam and government profiling than Europe because we have failed to establish necessary legal safeguards.
The inbound virus and spam plight has been largely addressed, yet management of outbound e-mail and IM still lack effective controls. It is too easy to send confidential information to inappropriate or unintended recipients -- and with today's need for IT to demonstrate compliance and risk management, that's simply no longer acceptable. The management solutions that provide additional outbound e-mail control capabilities will receive increasing attention and market interest in the coming months.
[Okay, turning your prospects' cell phones into ringing spam machines is probably not your idea of cultivating goodwill. And it's not likely to happen. Unlike e-mail, mobile phones aren't readily accessible to marketers -- mobile phone privacy is zealously guarded by big carriers like Verizon and Nextel, as well as by law. There's an opening, however, and smart advertisers are preparing to drive a truck through it. Provided a consumer clearly opts in -- say, by dialing or text-messaging a certain number -- carriers are slowly becoming more or less amenable to letting marketers return a text message, or even an audio or video file, to that consumer's phone. Mobile phone ads are already big in some parts of Europe and Asia, and it's just starting to take hold here. McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts are among the companies that have beamed coupons to U.S. cell phones, eliciting coupon-redemption rates as high as 17%.] Mobile-phone marketing today is where Internet advertising was in 1996 -- it's about to take off, ... There are already more mobile phones in use worldwide than televisions and computers put together.
Our primary goal as an anti-spam solution provider is to offer our users the best possible defense against unsolicited bulk e-mail.
It seems in China that the level of education and awareness about spam isn't there yet.
Porn is passe when it comes to spam.
I believe we will have legislation around e-mail spam and direct mareting that stipulates how invasive companies can be.
There's no real industry focus around solving this problem -- all the emphasis seems to be on solving spam.
Spam is looking much more like viruses.
The flipside is that these numbers do not represent the demand side of spam. As long as people continue to respond to spammers, that gives them a reason to exist and the need for zombie computers will continue.
All the spammer needs is one or two hit rates per spam run and he'll be happy. Sadly, there are at least one or two idiots per million people.
[Executives of public companies don't like to talk about spam, he says, because they don't want the world to know just how much it costs them.] When part of your IT budget depends on whether Billy Bob in accounting signed up for a pyramid scheme, that's not something they like to talk about, ... With spam, it's an ongoing guerrilla war.
Spam filters have gotten so good, a properly managed filter can turn the sting of spam into a minor inconvenience.
This bill has all the earmarks of what we have seen fail in states that have passed anti-spam laws, ... Christmas has come early for the spammers.
With the current deployment of VOIP systems, you're not seeing nearly the risk of spam that you saw very quickly with the rise and popularity of e-mail.
Although mobile spam is a relatively small problem compared with spam on fixed networks, unsolicited text or picture messages can exploit and offend mobile users. The widespread adoption of this code of practice will minimize these messages and reinforce the mobile industry's reputation for providing secure and trusted services.
no SPAM, maybe bologna but not SPAM.
While it is very annoying to get spam in your e-mail account, it doesn't cost you anything, whereas on a wireless phone it costs you up to 10 cents a message.
If you are a consumer that's taking advantage of the technologies that exist ... then the spam problem for you is solved. Bill didn't say that there would be no spam. But he said the problem would be solved, and I think that is what we actually have accomplished.
I won't say spam is dead, but we can say spam is contained. If you use the latest anti-spam technologies and educate yourself on how to use them, you should not have a problem.