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Re: Nonsense, absolute nonsense... [Fwd: HipCrime and Spam]

On Or About: 12 Sep 96 at 17:48, Rabid Wombat wrote:

> > 
> > These people have invited the email, and the associated expense, by placing
> > a public email-to: button on their public www page.


> However, since others may think like you, I guess I'll have to add a line
> above my link stating that email not related to the purpose of my site
> will be happily proof-read at the rate of $200 per hour,

Just great.  That sure takes away any anonymity you had about being 
"on the cutting edge" of the information age.  That 1952 "proof-read" 
crap went out in the 70's.  How can you hope to enforce it?  It's a 
joke, right? :)  Maybe not, since it's on your sig-line.

> > A more acurate analogy,
> > and to the point, would be if a business sends you a postage pre-paid
> > business reply card, that is blank, and invites your comments on the card.
> > They can hardly complain of the expense when people actually send it in,
> > even if they don't like the comments.
> No, this b.s. is more like having someone put a dead skunk in my mailbox, 
> with no return address, trying to prevent me from sending them 100 dead 
> skunks as a return favor. And about as welcome. 

Sorry, Wombat.  As much as I hate to agree with this multi level 
long distance phone company spammer.  He is right.  A website is an 
open invitation to comment and e-mail.  Better password your site if 
you want to solve this problem.  Then no-one can visit it, and no-one 
can send out a spider to get your e-mail address.  That's what I do, 
send out a robot to bring back e-mail addresses.  Of course I only 
send to makers of software, and my product applys to their world.

If you don't want spam in your mail box:

1. Don't have a website or don't put your e-mail address on your 
2. Don't post to newsgroups
3. Don't post to mailing lists
4. If you post do so anonymously


Ross Wright
King Media: Bulk Sales of Software Media and Duplication Services
Voice: 415-206-9906