Spam - Something I Can Live With

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spamIT'S A DARN SHAME that all of life's aggravations are not as easy to resolve as being spammed.

For example, I sure wish I had an "opt out" button for all those commercials that come along every 12 minutes when I'm trying to watch commercial television. And it would be really neat to be able to press a button and have those billboards disappear that mess with my view.

Here's my suggestion to those upset about receiving unsolicited email: Delete them, forget them and move on. It's not that hard. All computers have a delete button and we all have something more important to stress about.

I mean, c'mon, we live in a media-drenched culture and are bombarded by thousands of messages every day. Spam just isn't that big of a deal. If the worst thing that happens to you today is receiving some spam, you're having a stellar day.

So it's not something we need another law to address. We don't need more regulation, our businesses don't need more restrictions. I don't need congress to determine what messages are relevent to me. I would prefer we just recognize that spam is the 21st Century version of junk mail and get on with our days.

I turned 60 not long ago and now I am getting spam promoting viagra at discount prices. Some business figures that some 60-year-olds may be interested. I suppose some are. I'm not sure how that spam is so different than turning 50 and getting unrequested mailings from the National Association of Retired People.

Businesses will continue to reach out to potential customers. In the 21st Century, spam is a cost effective and efficient way to do that. And it's really easy. Let's face it, we all go to a lot of effort these days to be "out there," to be easy to find on the internet. Well guess what? It worked. We are easy to find. In a twisted sort of way, all that spam is proof our efforts are paying off.

This is a burden we all can bear. Let's not make it bigger than it needs to be.


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Comments (6)

Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

Some people think they can stop spam by complaining.  NOT gonna happen.  Spam has been the bane of the internet almost from its inception.  The only way to slow it down is for the "powers" that be to track down the purveyors and shut them off.  But, even then they'll be back within a few days on a new server in nefarious country that refuses to monitor or contain them.

Aug 06, 2012 11:20 PM
Angela Lyons
REAZO - Missoula, MT for home buyers and sellers.

jeaanne, Ralph, Yup. Complaining won't do much to resolve the issue. I'm thinking that in one form or another, spam will remain as long as the internet.

Aug 06, 2012 11:23 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
Hi Grant, I too receive a lot of spam but I resolved many of my problems. I opened a gmail account and send all my personal store coupons going here instead of my Keller Williams email for my when I have to register, I give my gmail and then I can see a pattern of who is selling my email info.
Aug 07, 2012 02:10 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Grant, I like your attitude, we do have many bigger problems than spam, and yes asking the government to fix this problem will surely backfire and likely get legitimate business people in trouble rather than the true spammers.

Thanks for the new perspective. 

Aug 14, 2012 05:17 PM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Grant~ nice.....Why get rapped-up with spam, I agree there's no need. We all receive it and we all toss it..

Aug 15, 2012 02:59 AM
Angela Lyons
REAZO - Missoula, MT for home buyers and sellers.

Jon, Thanks. yeah, there are better things to stress over

Aug 15, 2012 03:04 AM

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