Here's an interesting spam

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Fri Apr 24 13:53:52 1998

On Fri, 24 Apr 1998, Pete Turnbull wrote:

> On Apr 24, 15:38, Hotze wrote:
> > This is very off topic, but anyway: Write a letter to the government.
> Writing to *my* government isn't likely to do much good against most spam,
> which tends to originate from US sites. All the UK ISPs I know of have an
> anti-spam policy anyway.
> > Reply to the spammers,
> Not often a good idea, since the consensus seems to be that responses
> merely confirm that the address they used is (still) valid.

True! However, in some cases e-mail with a copy of the spam or UCE to
the postmaster of the ISP has been productive. In the case of known spam
centers though, it is likely a BIG mistake.
                                                 - don
> I hadn't thought about the free email account idea, but I'm not sure I want
> yet another account.
> --
> Pete Peter Turnbull
> Dept. of Computer Science
> University of York
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