I’m talking about Google Chrome, Hotmail, Yahoo etc.
I know you are going to say that shutting down the spammers is near impossible, but I disagree.
They only have to receive 50 or so complaints a person’s email is “spam” and then surely they can quarantine the emails, email the owner of the email account, and ask them to verify they aren’t a spammer because so many people have complained about them.
Then people can write in and prove (if they can) that they do have the right to send those emails.
Then if they don’t respond, Hotmail, Google, whoever, can just close the account for 90 days until that person “claims” it legally.
All email softwares have an ability for people to mark an email as “spam”.
So this wouldn’t be hard to implement.
I know you are going to say “there are so many spammers, how do you manage that?”
Well I think on their “billion dollar profits” they can work it out.
I know these kinds of systems can be automated, so its not really a lot of “staff” time, just management time.
This comes down to an email providers willingness to action something that we all hate.
Spam doesn’t just have to be “Hey Kate, We are a web design company in India and we would like to build you a new Google frindly website – click here to find out more”.
[the typo was intentional – they are full of typos]
My point is, that is a pretty harmless spammy email.
Annoying, but harmless.
What about the ones with viruses in the attachments.
What about the ones from “businesses” that are actually not real, but we think they are, we click on their links and enter our personal log ins etc. What about these!
I just think it is plain pathetic that email companies don’t do more to shut these scammers down, faster.
Think of how many old ladies who won’t be swindled out of their pension.
Think of how many businesses won’t buy goods and services that actually don’t exist.
Think of how many telco’s who won’t get “pissed” when you pay the scammer, and not them this month when your “real” bill falls due!!!
Either way, I think the “big companies” are really dropping the ball on this one.
And the problem won’t go away, and it will only get harder and harder, the longer they leave it.
Maybe, just maybe, they’ll read my blog post here.
Wouldn’t that be wonderful!
“Peaceful Email Lovers Unite”.