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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
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