eWEEK's Matt Hicks asks: "Why does the burden to prevent spam lie
with consumers like me and not with the marketers profiting from it? I never inquired
about hot stock tips, the latest herbs that send you flying high or sexual enhancers.
And when these messages first started flowing into my work e-mail account, I was
offended. What if I were unlucky enough to work at a company that monitored all my
e-mails and decided these were an inappropriate use of company resources? I
would face the burden of explaining their presence."
April 30, 2001