Posted by Dan on December 21, 2000 at 13:13:16:
In Reply to: Re: to those who want to avoid contact posted by Brudder Andrusha on December 21, 2000 at 12:47:55:
Nevermind the fact that a free e-mail user is only as "contactable" as they wish to be.
Nevermind the fact that the spammers can use relay servers that disguise their source.
Nevermind the fact that by the time you've had time to react to a spam attack, you've been had.
I'll stand by my claim that simply requiring addition of an e-mail address means nothing.
Frankly, I really don't care. I always include my e-mail address and will continue in spite of the damage some have attempted to cause. I just don't see the logic behind your suggestion. Now, if you want to turn it up a notch or two and require registration prior to posting (merely reading could be done without registration) - then you might have something. In fact, one of the boards I know about refuses registration with any of the free e-mail accounts. The person MUST have an ISP e-mail account.
: : There are so many free services around that simply having an e-mail address is meaningless.
: No! It means you are contactable, if not by the webmaster then by websurfers or people who had a legitimate interest.
: : Further, having always posted my e-mail address on this board has meant that I have also had to endure the trolls that decide to attempt to exact revenge by launching spam attacks on the e-mail address. One such attack came disguised as if it was from the webmaster of this board - which I knew was untrue, but cute.
: If spamming is such a concern, then you should be able to immediately notify postmaster@
: : Anyway - the simple inclusion of an e-mail address doesn't resolve the problem. Web boards that require registration seem to work best, but they are more onerous for the non-registrants.
: It will keep the fly-by-nighters and those who are hiding their identity because they want to mask their activities.
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