LETTER:It's About Consent, Not Content
In essence: I don't care if an unsolicited offer I may receive is for donations to the Red Cross or an ad for the sleaziest porno site imaginable. If I didn't ask for it, in advance and with full knowledge of what it would contain, it's spam, and I will take whatever measures are needed to protect my network and my users from further incursions of such.
Until the direct marketing industry recognizes and accepts that the Internet is anything but a public resource, and that there are massive private-property rights in effect where all the Net's thousands of mail servers are concerned, we're not going to make any real progress toward controlling spam, or in providing legitimate e-mail advertising resources.
Bruce Lane, Owner, Blue Feather Technologies,