The Future of E-mail Marketing
—Chris Jones, Technical Support,
Magpage Internet Services
From the promise of a very bright future, e-mail marketing has degenerated into the filth medium that deals in penis and breast enlargement, work-at-home opportunities, triple-X excitement, obscene riches by partnering with the Nigerian Oil Minister, low mortgages, and—in this case—identity theft.
What is the real future of e-mail?
Folks who detest telemarketing have unlisted phone numbers. These are not foolproof; random predictive dialing can get to them.
My prediction on the future of e-mail: A network of unlisted numbers and/or private codes that automatically will filter out all Spam and allow the rest of us to communicate with each other in peace. This means Spammers will have no one to e-mail except other Spammers. Happy New Year!
Enclosed is the mousetype at the end of this Spoofer's e-mail. Can any computer literate reader figure out who he/she is from what follows? In other words, is it possible to go after people like this?—DH
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