I realize that we get unsolicited snail mail that requires a quick look at the envelope and if it’s from Wilmington Delaware it gets tossed automatically. I know that you can’t watch TV without commercials or read a newspaper without ads. But these folks are using an acceptable medium and are paying for the space, to sell their wares in exchange for payment to support the venue.
Spammers have not made that contract.
I am strongly against capital punishment and torture, but I’m beginning to soften and believe that caning could be an appropriate punishment for both email and weblog spamming.