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Old 10-17-2002, 02:21 PM   #1
cnjmorris
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Default Decency Laws.


I just got another crappy porn email and I got to thinking. Does anyone know if there is any legal prescedent (sp?) on unsolicited porn being sent to email addresses?

I mean, its very possible my 8 year old has an email account with which they email grandma... and they open it up and get that? Anyone know if there has been any court cases on it or who I would talk to in order to get one going.

Obviously I am a student and can't afford the court fees, but I am sure some governemnt agency would get the ball rolling...
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Old 10-17-2002, 02:40 PM   #2
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Unfortunatly (and fortunatly) there isnt.

most would hide behind the constitutional free speech.
and if that started to falter, whos to say what would be next.

touchy subject without infringing on other rights.


best thing you could do is buy some parental software that will block certain words that try to come through, and not to use certain e-mail addys for other web activities (ie online purchases and such..etc)

not using certain e-mail addy's does help, Ive noticed. a couple of my mail boxes dont recieve anything, as others that I commonly use, do.




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Old 10-17-2002, 03:05 PM   #3
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The porn doesn't really bother more than any other spam, though I can definitely understand the anger some may feel.

I hate all unsolicited mail - email or snail mail.

It's my email, I pay for it, hell i paid for the domain, i maintain the server... it should be treated as private property IMO, only those invited please!

Both my parents are new to the whole internet thing... i'd hate to have them suddenly get gunshy because of some porn spam.

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Old 10-17-2002, 03:54 PM   #4
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Actually, I think you could get a case going with unsolicited email that contains pornography if you could show that the email address is a minorís account.

What is the difference in someone giving a minor a playboy/playgirl when the child was walking down the road. I think people would be outraged if that scenario happened, then why do people not get upset over a childís email containing the same material.

I think you could talk to your local police department (as you received it in your house, that is the district the incident occurred in) and a call to the local news media would certainly help out (they love anything dealing with sex/drugs/politics).

As far as free speech goes, that is not a valid argument. Nowhere is the distribution of illegal material (pornography to a minor) protected under free speech.

Besides, think of what that would mean if the porn spammers had to worry about criminal charges every time they sent spam. Even if only stopped half of the spam, that would mean I would have allot less junk to wade through every time I check my mail.


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Old 10-17-2002, 08:16 PM   #5
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Default Yep!


Darue's very correct. I have two E-mail addresses. My DSL address and a Hotmail account.

I only give out my DSL address to friends/family, and occasionally for important mail. I use the hotmail account for signing up for new message boards, downloading free software, ect. I get a little spam on the hotmail account, but I only need to check it if I *must* have something in it to continue what I was working on.. Then, its usually the first E-Mail.

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Old 10-17-2002, 11:57 PM   #6
Tanikaze Autumnwood
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Default Re: Yep!


there's a company called habeas that offers a rather interesting solution.

you can read about it here:
www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,54645,00.html
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Old 10-18-2002, 02:39 AM   #7
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Default Re: Yep!


There are some international websites that don't fall under the constituitional rights of the US but can put as much porn online as they want.
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Old 10-18-2002, 04:03 AM   #8
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Default re spam


with my last ISP, Shaw Cable, I had 0 porn emails.

Then I changed to a DSL provider (telephone company of course) and the moment I set up outlook with my email info and checked my email for the VERY FIRST TIME I got 5 porn spams. I get at least one a day now, it's very annoying.
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Old 10-18-2002, 06:49 AM   #9
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Default Re: re spam


What is the difference in someone giving a minor a playboy/playgirl when the child was walking down the road. I think people would be outraged if that scenario happened, then why do people not get upset over a childís email containing the same material.
Don't go to vegas.. they hand it out in the streets to just about anyone


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Old 10-18-2002, 10:03 AM   #10
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Default Re: re spam


It is a big problem. I also have a hotmail account that I use for any website that ask for email. Only use my real email for my use. I went for almost a year without a single spam in my box but alas it finally showed up. I though no biggie will stop it here and now and used the unsubscribe at the bottem. Wrong move the next week I had tons and tons of spam and still do. I continued to hit unsubscribe and got more and more. guess what Unsubscribes add you to a list they sell elsewhere. don't get anymore from them but do from everyone else. anyway came across this site one day and I use it all the time now. It shuts unsolicited sites down in a heart beat. Maybe we all need to start reporting spam.
www.spamcop.com you don't need to subscribe to use it either. oh well my 2cp worth anyway take it or leave it
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Old 10-18-2002, 01:40 PM   #11
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Default Re: re spam


I have had multiple email accounts usually hotmail and yahoo and I don't get and never have gotten email porn spam.

I don't currently use my account provided by Roadrunner, my cable internet provider.
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Old 10-18-2002, 03:45 PM   #12
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never ever ever ever ever ever

click that unsubscribe button..

all that does is acknowledge the link is alive and basically says " hey over here, i got the first one..this account is active!!"

if you keep gettin e-mail from that same place because you didnt 'unsubscribe' ..do the block sender thing. But dont let them know your there.




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