One Born Every Minute?
Who is stupid enough to buy from a spammer? Obviously some people do, and they are making life hell for the rest of us.
The problem is how can we make it easier for the spammers to find their suckers, so they can leave the rest of us alone.
Here's some ideas:
- Windows (TM) should come with an IQ test during email setup. Those achieving less than a certain score have their email address supplied to the spammers.
- Sale of lottery tickets should require that the buyer provide their email address. This is then supplied to the spammers.
- Google's database could be trawled for search phrases such as "Britney Spears" and "How can I make my penis longer", matched to the user's email address (google knows how), and supplied to the spammers.
Get the idea?
We end up with a continuously updated register of stupid people's email addresses which spammers will be free to use as much as they like. But they will be utterly forbidden from sending to ANY other address. (Not that they will want to, since only stupid people buy their products).