Reduction in Spam?

Peter Peters P.G.M.Peters at UTWENTE.NL
Fri Dec 23 09:28:01 GMT 2005

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Glenn Steen wrote on 21-12-2005 13:57:

> Anyway, a better article on the subject is the one at el Reg:
> ... including a link
> to the actual FTC report (which certainly looks a bit like a "pat on
> the back" affair to me:-). I certainly wouldn't attribute any
> perceived or measured drop to the opt-out feature... Perhaps to the
> legal actions, but not to the opt-out as such. But thats just me;).

We have an FTC-like orgainzation (called OPTA) that has also put out a
press release claiming the number of spam messages has dropped. After
reading the release it turns out the number of Dutch orginated spam has
dropped. Or at least the number of complaints they got.

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