Eric Thomas <ERIC @
>All you need to do is add a warning saying that any usage of the AOL
>account for illegal activities or for spamming will be prosecuted to the
>fullest extent of the law. This won't surprise or shock honest customers,
>in fact it might even be good PR. Above all, it has the potential of
>costing the spammer a lot more than $100, and you can still decide not to
>sue if you don't want to. I also think that if you sued KK, the other
>spammers would think twice before acting.
Spam is not illegal at this time (excepting chain letters perhaps).
What would you base a lawsuit on?
Also, I don't think we should be asking AOL to change their very
successful marketing practices based on the actions of a few idiots.
(Disclaimer: I do own AOL stock, although I don't use it.) However,
I do like the idea I think someone mentioned of not allowing access to
the Internet from AOL until credit card information is confirmed.
Jerry Canterbury, Buckeye Consulting
Internet: jcanterbury @
com or jcanterb @
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