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Re: who can count?

On Thu, 12 Sep 1996, HipCrime wrote:

> > 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.
> 100 dead skunks in exchange for ONE is exactly what this discussion
> is all about.  You CypherWIMPS just love over-kill.

I suspect you may soon be hearing from far worse than I ...

Some punks take their colors seriously.

  EmailRobot sent
> ONE message to EACH address.  Are you guys so unskilled in arithmetic
> to understand the difference between 1 and 100?
> > One message is NOT spam, 100 messages to a single box IS spamming. > >
> > -- HTTP://www.HIPCRIME.com

The same useless and boring message posted by rote to a huge collection of
addresses is spam, unless participation is voluntary and consensual, in
which case it is a mailing list. :)

Given that less than 1% of those spammed are likely to reply, and merely 
hit the delete key and curse a bit, you are hereby awarded approximately 
100 dead skunks.

- r.w.