On 28 Aug 2003 at 0:26, murr rhame wrote:
> Spam haven or not, I don't like the precedent of a court forcing
> an ISP to accept email from another ISP. One of the few
> inalienable rights you have on the net is the right to refuse to
But the question might be one of the duty of the *transport* providers.
Notice that if you refuse to accept email addressed to me, then you
deprive me of *MY* right to decide to 'listen' or not -- you've already
made the decision for me.
So one way to look at it is whether the sysadmins are actually the focal
points [and we users who rely on them to receive our email] merely their
minions subject to their whims [hello world.std.com]; or whether the
*users* are the focal point and the sysadmins are supposed to be serving
_them_. [I won't use an ISP [and will try to get others to boycott it,
too] that tells me what email I can and cannot receive].
I don't mind *advice* or even handy tools to deal with certain classes of
stuff automatically, but for me, at least, I want the decision on what to
do with email addressed to me to reside with *ME*.
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