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Re: The Unstoppable Flood of Spam
Posted by: Keith Regan 2002-10-29 10:14:26
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Perhaps the time has come for Internet users to accept the unpleasant likelihood that nothing will ever stop spam. Filtering software has, by most accounts, fallen short. Seemingly airtight privacy polices always seem to have at least one loophole. Lawsuits have been cited as the next best hope, but most experts say they are unlikely to slow the march of junk e-mail into the inboxes of the world's computer users. "[Spam is] inexpensive and can be effective at times," GartnerG2 analyst Denise Garcia told the E-Commerce Times. "That's a powerful combination."

Re: The Unstoppable Flood of Spam
Posted by: princekbg 2002-10-29 10:18:56 In reply to: Keith Regan
You do know that Apple has the best spam filter in the world! The accurancy is an unpeckable 95% Beat that MSN and AOL!
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