Seriously, if I had that person here (and assuming they spoke a language I could bitch them out in) I'd like to rip them a few new orifices. It's one thing to send me a few dozen emails a day telling me about the wonders of free but not-quite-free porn, teens on teens, penis enlargements, how to have sex with gorgeous women, how to get drugs over the internet, is my fish spying on me, is my spouse having an affair with my cat, finding my long lost family, how to extort money from them, how to beat drug tests, how to give lie-detector tests, where to hide ill-gotten wealth, how to find someone's ill-gotten wealth, at-home learn to be a detective courses, get a college degree over the phone in 10 minutes, is there a government conspiracy, did the aliens create the government conspiracy, and how to hide from the government conspiracy... it's entirely different to fuck up my mail server.
Really, I wish I could take these people, tie them down in a schoolyard and tell the little bully-thug grade schoolers that they can each get $10.00 if they torture these people. Can you imagine what your average mal-adjusted physically abused grad school kid will do to someone for $10.00 (that was supposed to be grade school... but now I gotta wonder what a slave, errr grad student would do for $10.00 ;)? I remember grade school . I remember how fucking evil these kids could be just to get some poor sod's lunch money or to steal the $1.00 toy that some moron brought to school with him. To hell with the Geneva convention, these kids would mutilate the spammers and it would cost me all of like $50.. I want the spammers to suffer, not because they've caused me great pain and suffering, nah, that's cliche'd. I want them to suffer because they think they are quite clever to be preying on stupid people and yet, they can't figure out how to use the idiot-proof spamming tools that are now widely available. I'm sorry, but once stupid people start taking advantage of stupid people and inconveniencing me along the way, that's where I draw the line. Clearly, survival of the fittest isn't working fast enough.
I know what we need, we need a remote strangulation protocol so that if someone on the other side of the computer starts acting like a complete and utter buffoon, I can hit ctrl-alt-esc and their computer will proceed to strangle the life out of them. Or, ok, fine maybe that's a bit too much, how about just a remote slap protocol? Just something so I can smack someone when they do something really stupid. It doesn't have to do them harm, just a good solid slap when someone spams me. If you are a mass spammer you must sit in front of your PC while it sends email and if people find it offensive, annoying, or just plain stupid, then they can RSP you and you have to sit there and take it. Or maybe when the spammer checks his/her email as they download and check messages, they either get saps sending them credit card numbers or slaps loosening their fillings. I'm sure they'd be a lot better at targeting their crap if they had to suffer for the stuff that we didn't like.
Heck with RSP, I'd enjoy getting Spam. Just a quick slap back and delete the message. Fun fun fun.
My mail server is still dry heaving. I'll have to futz with it this afternoon.