Reduction in Spam?

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 23 17:54:42 GMT 2005

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On 23/12/05, Peter Peters <P.G.M.Peters at> wrote:
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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.

Ah... The quality of work done in the journalistic field.... Amazing,
isn't it:-):-).
We do have a similar thing (the IT incident center of sweden). One
could well describe them best as ... "toothless"... Still turns out a
fair anount of non-pressreleases... (At least to my eyes:-)

Merry Christmas, all and sundry.... We'll "talk" more after I come out
of the (alcohol induced) fog ...:-)
-- Glenn
email: glenn < dot > steen < at > gmail < dot > com
work: glenn < dot > steen < at > ap1 < dot > se

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