Ridiculous that it has to keep coming around to actions like this - if the spammers keep having their way with the Internet as they do, at what point do people throw their hands up and walk away? How many of you have had to abandon an email address because it became impossible to manage the spam, even with filters?
Our IT dept at work estimates that 75% of the email sent to our servers is spam - considering that our company has 20000+ people around the globe, that says something about the volume of spam they deal with daily. To their credit, they do a pretty good job of filtering it - I only see a few each day on my work account.
I have seen some websites become inundated with spam in the forums, so much so that people just stopped posting - you couldn't read a thread for all of the spam. So if spamming effectively "kills" a website, should there not be legal recourse for the person who's livelihood (potentially) is affected? Of course there should be - but how do you catch these bast**ds?
Okay rant over - but it just gets frustrating that this problem keeps getting worse, not better....