This is a speech/essay on "Anti-Internet Spam" it covers all of the negative aspects of the topic and is very persuasive to the reader. Good paper. Includes Outline.

Essay by jared_rx7University, Bachelor'sA+, December 2002

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Good Morning, How many of you enjoy getting junk mail and telemarket calls. If you dislike these things as much as I do then you probably feel the same way about internet spam. Now what exactly is spam? Spam is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or semi-legal services. Spam costs the sender very little to send -- most of the costs are paid for by the recipient or the carriers rather than by the sender. There are two main types of spam, and they have different effects on internet users. Cancellable Usenet spam is a single message sent to 20 or more Usenet groups. The other kind is Email spam, it targets individual users with direct mail messages.

As reported in the Wall Street Journal Online, Bulk e-mailers, as some spammers prefer to be called, are so unpopular that 26 states have banned their messages one way or another. Internet service providers try to run them off their systems. Consumer groups are pressuring the Federal Trade Commission and Congress to regulate bulk e-mail. Currently, there are no federal laws regarding spam, so why is it bad? Let me share a few reasons why I'm against spam and you should be too.

1. The first reason is The free ride. According to Scott Mueler E-mail spam is unique in that the receiver pays so much more for it than the sender does. For example, AOL has said that they were receiving 1.8 million spams from Cyber Promotions per day until they got a court injunction to stop it. Assuming that it takes the typical AOL user only...