Italian spammers face jail

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Full Article.

    Good for them, now the rest of the world needs to *try* and take the same stand against the never ending rows of crap spam mail that arive in peoples mail boxes every day.
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    normally i'm against the death penalty.

    but...
     
  3. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    Good for Italy! Fines and jail sentences are a good first step, but the final goal should be castration and a physical beating by 5 rabid midgets.
     
  4. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    LMAO! That would be great, and I'm sure it would put more people off than just a fine or even jail time! :eek:
     
  5. cb911 macrumors 601

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    what?! castration &... eewwwwww! :eek: :p

    yeah, there's alot of scammers working out of Italy, or at least they say they are, but i wouldn't really take their word for it.

    if it helps stop spam, and people trying to sell you a 17" PowerBook and a 23" Cinema Display for USD $1500, then i guess that's good.
     
  6. richters macrumors newbie

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    I dare say that most of the spam messages are from the USA. What Italy has done now is a first step of cleaning up the email-spam-mess. And other countries hopefully follow. But if Bush's USA will not do anything, i.e. clamp down hard within the USA, then it will continue to stay a problem.
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Good move, but lets hope its not an exceptional case and more countries follow suit. I'm amazed sometimes at how much spam I get. I wish there was an easy way to track where it came from and who's sharing the email address info....

    D
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Now that so many have signed up for phone blocking, which begins October 1st. I wonder what the result will be, I'm afraid that it will mean more spam E.Mail! :( Tougher prosecutions should help to curve some.
     
  9. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    thanks to the government's overly-lax legislation, the block-list has a good deal of exclusions that mean only a few calls will have to stop. I'm disappointed by it. But, I can stop getting calls from DirectTV, i had thought about getting it (since i spent like $160 on cable) but since they call EVERY DAY and use my entire answering machine tape, screw 'em!

    pnw
     

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