Post deleted by George_Schaub
Well I guess I still have to play spam cop for those who continue to think this is a billboard for your shoddy wares. I will continue to delete such junk mail and ban all members sending such junk mail. Please go haunt someone else's house.
Go get 'em, George!
The problem of being subject to receiving spam has the same basis as why people are so susceptible to and often have their identities stolen and getting fleeced.
There is no identity security or a well regulated internet because people will not demand having their identities secured. They would rather have the false freedom of anonymity and fear than utilize the more secure methods of identification that are now readily available.
If internet/e-mail accounts were registered to individuals be means of secure identity methods a major reduction in crime and inconvenience, not to mention waste and inefficiency could be eliminated.
Sadly too many Americans are not aware how insecure their identities are and that most cannot even prove they are citizens or who they are without question or doubt. If we don't demand better, we won't get better.
You're right, David, and it's something I'm very aware of when doing on-line purchases, checking to make sure the billing page is secure, etc. I know that's no guarantee, but it's better than nothing. In the final analysis, awareness may be the best weapon against it.