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December 11, 2003

Spam ain't cheap. The infuriating adverts that clog e-mail inboxes have cost the US economy $10 billion this year, apparently. "It is no longer just a nuisance but we have reached a tipping point when it could undermine the application of e-mail," US spam expert Scott Dalliard has said in a session.

The general consensus among the international panel was that spam will never be eradicated entirely but could be much controlled if existing and future legislation was used to it's full extent.

Despite the levity of the issue there was a ripple of laughter when the only spam that one of the speakers could find to use as an example emblazoned the giant screen with "Ultimate Colon Cleanser".
Erin Dean @ December 11, 2003 05:46 PM | TrackBack

Comments (1)
How did the UK Spam laws factor in?
Taran @ December 11, 2003 06:09 PM

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