If you want to be productive, write better filters.
This is functionally equivalent to the spammers' cry of
"just hit delete". I don't pay for bandwidth on the user
side of my sendmail installation; I pay for
bandwidth on the user side of my ISP's internal gateway.
Filters do nothing to reduce my costs, they just turn spam
into a DoS attack (wasting my resources and my time) from
theft of resources (using my resources to harass my users
against my will). That's like turning burglary into
vandalism: it's not necessarily "as bad" (though it might
be worse if the RBL blacklists a busy server, or a huge
bolus of spam takes down my machine), but it's still
Now, I'm willing to accept some spam as the cost
of teaching people about how the net works -- it's pretty
much inevitable, and generally speaking the more knowledge
that's out there, the better. But let's not trivialize the
cost of spam to "Just Hit Delete" or "Use Filters".
Update: Looks like I misread cjf's stance. My
The hell with paco, vote for Erudil!