May 23, 2004
The Cost of Spam
The amount of spam e-mail is ever increasing. The cure for spam is not simple, but there are quite some measures that could be taken on a ISP level to limit the effectiveness of spam. Little or nothing is done, often ISPs charge for spam-filtering services, and often the services provided are inadequate.
But then again, maybe it is not as strange as it seems, why will ISPs care to give away spam/virus filtering for free? Both spam and viriis generate traffic, and traffic is what and ISP is living of. More traffic, more money... Might be a reason for all this spam...Posted by ludvig at May 23, 2004 07:56 PM | TrackBack