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What if your email address could demand respect?

The Definition of Spam

The Definition of spam: Contact attempted by a party that has little or no consideration for the recipient’s time, resources or personal information desires.

What the definition is not is: email that is unsolicited, bulk, commercial or pornographic. I think everyone can think of many instances of desirable mail that would fit one of these inaccurate (relatively speaking) terms.

So, wouldn’t you say that the sender knows spam before they send it? If not, wouldn’t you say they should?

We must get the administrators (Your ISP, my ISP, the Board of Registrars) out of the loop here. Person-2-Person communications is, -well- personal`

This posting from Black regarding GoDaddy charging one of their customers a $199 service to handle a spam complaint is rather disturbing, to say the least.

Come on! With all the power the web has to offer, why not give providers the technology to instantly prove there is a relationship here and if not simply make the cost of spamming surgical to "that" instance. Never spam and email is free - Spam a little and it costs you a little, Spam a lot and it costs you plenty. And, don't forget, to put the level and power of this "fine" into the hands of the mailbox owner.

What you say? Put the power into the hands of mailbox owner - but wouldn't they charge many to make money? No - Senders you request information from cannot be fined (a technical detail already ironed out, which would protect Mr. Black's friend) And, set your potential fine too high or fine too many unsolicited senders and you will find yourself with a very empty inbox.

With this, the resposibility of respect is between the sender and the recipient - the way it should be.

That's what Personal Value Control is all about....