Spamming the ADS - L Mailing List
jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Feb 11 04:25:26 UTC 2005
On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 07:43:32PM -0500, Baker, John wrote:
> David Blanco saw Billy's post to ADS-L, asking for
> removal, and thought it was a personal email to him. He
> replied that his company purchases lists for one-time-use
> only and that Billy was not on any of their current lists.
> In other words, David was confused.
The fact that there is someone on ADS-L in the business of
mailing lists is odd, but there doesn't seem to have been
anything other than an accident involved, and no one is
> I don't speak for the Society, obviously, but there
> is no reason to believe that it sells members' email
> addresses, especially since anyone who wants to can use the
> Review command to get the email addresses. The Review
> command predates the widespread use of spam. Perhaps it's
> time for our listowners to change the list's properties and
> keep private the addresses of non-posting members. I can't
> think of any good reason for that information to be freely
> available anyway.
Anyone who wants to keep their address private can do so;
the instructions are on the ADS website. Most members I've
spoken with have appreciated the ability to find e-mail
addresses of fellow members, and as far as I know there has
never been a spam-related abuse of this ability.
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