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From: Sierra <>
Subject: Re: List Invaders!
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 10:00:29 -0700
I second the motion :)
Lloyd Neilsen wrote:
> Hi, the lists that I belong to on rootsweb that are closed
> do not have this kind of junk mail come through. it cuts
> down the possibility of all of it be a hundredfold. It is
> not as convienent to join all the lists and do it. I was
> getting quite a bit of porn type things from some of the
> lists before they closed. I think it is worth it to have a
> closed list. You still have lots of genealogy going on,
> doesn't seem to affect that part of things at all. I vote
> for closure.
> Lee in Eastern Utah
> karen&jim wrote:
> > > Hi, I got advice one time not to ever reply to these kinds
> > > of messages, it then gives them your email address and you
> > > really will get bombarded. The way they are getting to you
> > > now is just a mass mailing to everyone on the list. I
> > > propose that we close the list to only members and that will
> > > stop the unwanted soliciting.
> > >
> > > Lee in Eastern Utah
> > >
> > There is nothing to stop the offender from "joining" the list (since
> > they only need to send their message once) and hitting the whole list at
> > once. I always love to get the ones that have 800 phone numbers. It is
> > free for you and me, but, they pay. I love to call them a dozen or so
> > times to say hello and remind them that I am invading their space as
> > they invaded mine.
> > You can also respond to their Internet Service Provider (ISP) with a
> > complaint. I have been personally responsible for more than a dozen of
> > these spammers losing their accounts.
> > The main Roots-L list has prescreeners and that junk is filtered out.
> > jim :o)
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