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Username: kst
Date/Time: Thu, March 15, 2001 at 1:53 AM GMT
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Subject: Re: Spam


> I would call it targeted email.

Perhaps, but many recipients would call it spam.  A lot of
people have a very low tolerance for unsolicited e-mail.
Anyone harvesting the whois database for a mass mailing will
experience a nasty backlash -- not just because of the content,
but simply because it's unsolicited.

There may be legitimate uses for unsolicited mass mailings,
and this may even be one of them, but the spammers (most of
whom seem to think they're performing a public service) have
ruined the whole concept.  The ISP of any "script kiddie"
who does this will receive hundreds of complaints, and will
probably shut down his account.


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