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From: Roderiques <>
Subject: RE: List Invaders!
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 07:23:56 -0700
Yes, we're being spammed. It is against the rules, but there isn't much
that can be done about it. One way to tell if an email blast is "spam" is
to reply to it. 99% of the time, your response will bounce immediately.
The return addresses are bogus, covers created so you'll think you're
getting desirable mail. Someone told me that there are usually five or six
"common" domains that they send through, but I dont' remember what they
The thing that bothers me about this particular type of spam is that the
header that says it is in compliance with certain regulations. I need to
read up on it some more -- it's a subject I never was much interested in
before -- but I think this regulation has something to do with "it's not
spam because you already have a "relationship" with the sending company."
That implies, to me, that the spam originated from someone signed up on
the list, although they are certainly using third and fourth parties to
send through. Unfortunately, folks, we have been :"farmed" and I'm not
sure what we can do about it except hit that "delete" key -- and fire an
email off to your senator and congressman to support anti-spam legislature
(there is currently some pending). Welcome to the era of conputer as
It's pretty pathetic when someone's greed turn's a positive into a
On Thursday, July 23, 1998 11:43 PM, Mary Ann Scott
> Is everyone else getting these messages wanting us to sell things? Or
> buy things?
> I thought this was against the list rules!
> Where is the control?
> Mary Ann
> in TX.
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