I think whoever has been sending out spam in the name of Courting has stopped. I had no idea that with an “alias account” anybody can set up an account using any dot com address. Nobody had to hack into my cpanel or blog or anything.
This is legal. It shouldn’t be. The only recourses are to use the ultimate filter program and not allow any email with your URL to be sent to you, and to contact your ISP as technically they’re not supposed to let spam come through. We all know how that works….
I am totally hung up on how this is legally allowed. i understand the Internet is realtively new. Al Gore didn’t invent it until 1974 🙂 I adore Al Gore so I say that with both great fondness and sadness that he never had the chance to lead our country.
I understand that blogging began in 1997, the same year I bought my first PC. i hated the Internet then. Lucia and i went into chatrooms that were supposed to be about literature but were meeting places. We just weren’t interested.
I have watched the Internet change in the past decade. It is a much easier place to navigate. Thanks Google. Between your search engine and Gmail I’m a much more relaxed and happy person.
If I hadn’t switched to an Imac I know that my computer would have been very slow yesterday, probably have been corrupted and died a sudden and violent death.
I was actually going to send out apologizes to the people who sent me emails telling me to stop harassing them. Then I thought how stupid can I be?
People who go to the trouble of sending those emails wouldn’t believe me, could cause trouble and really i wasn’t going to dig through the email shard to see.
There has to be some kind of Internet regulations. I know that a solicitation directly asking for money in a Ponzi type scheme is considered to be fraud. Pretending to be Paypal is because again it’s a direct way to get money
Why isn’t there regulation so that if a person owns a dot com, or any other dot address, people can’t use the dot com address for spam purposes?
If the spam hadn’t stopped, i would have canned my blog. I don’t love it that much.
Yes we have filters now, and other safeguards to our computers.
But somebody was legally allowed to send out spam using my address. I consider that harassment and a crime as it’s my blog’s name that is being disparaged.