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Junk mail: tips

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Michelle H.Harrell (mmhar)
Wed, 09 Jun 1999 20:07:54 PDT


Thanks guys for letting me vent about my frustration with excess junk mail!
I want to be specific about what is irritating me (and many of you). It's
NOT individual postings about job openings, off topic e-mails, or animated
greeting cards. What bothers me ARE the multiple postings that are sent out
to groups of people without their permission (spam). These idiots usually
purchase a list of e-mails and usually forge a fake e-mail address so that
you cannot reply to them.

Here's some helpful tips that I found that I thought I would share with all
of you:
*Never reply to unsolicited email with a remove request since this only
validates to a spammer that your address is current.
*Use filters or block senders to weed out unknown senders (which would be a
problem because this listserv is so big and always growing).
*Politely, report these up-to-no-good spammers, to the postmaster of your
domain or these people below.

Some web-sites on spam:
GoodGuys http://www-fofa.concordia.ca/spam/complaints.shtml
Responsible Sites http://spam.abuse.net/goodsites/
Spam-L FAQ http://www.ot.com/~dmuth/spam-l
Report Scam spam to the FTC: http://www.junkemail.org/scamspam/

Michelle H. Harrell
mmhar
North Garner Middle School
Garner, North Carolina
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