Spam is criminal

I wish they would make junk mail illegal, but unfortunately the post office depends on it for a good portion of their income.

Spam is a different matter. It’s annoying, it’s deceptive, it’s unwanted, and spammers use all sorts of tactics to get their excrement past your filters.

The milquetoasts in Congress patted themselves on the back for passing the CAN-SPAM act, a feeble waste of legislative effort that actually enabled and increased UCE (unsolicited commercial email).

But from where I sit, businesses who spam are, for all intents and purposes, criminal enterprises and spammers are unethical, immoral, criminal douchebags.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

As a point of illustration, here is the “invisible” text that accompanied a recent plug for wireless cameras:

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If a company feels a need to resort to such scummy tricks to get their trash past your spam filters, this is not a reputable concern and you would be well advised to stay far away from them.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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