Spammer-Funded filtering service.
Back in the day when i hosted my own email, we shelled out $500 bucks or so every month for a spam filter.
Did you? Have the spammers reimbursed you for it yet? The big providers are getting their money, it's time us little guys shared in these pies.
The class of spam injured like you and me needs to find a law firm that will sue the class of spammers. It would be nice if the big guys would would let us opt in to their suits.
Spammers have hella money. The courts have already established that spammers must pay. We just need to automate the process.
Reporting and tracking tools are easy to build. I have a domain that has been on the spammer's CD's since the very first (port 25) spamming tools. I have hundreds of addresses that are receive 100% spam. I think i read about one of the filtering software companies that uses this system. Before I outsourced filtering I added fake users such as AARON@mydomain.net to trap incoming spam.
If we band together and make it a class action, Using technical + legal automation we can make spamming more expensive than speeding in a photo-radar zone. Spammers are the ultimate freetards, so raising the price should drive most of them out.
Grenade... Don't forget to lube it up before inserting into spammer.