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The Abundance of Spam Mail

Chad C. Sines chad.sines at chemistry.gatech.edu
Wed Jul 14 06:24:10 EST 1999

This is a little off topic I know, but I feel it is relevant.  I am a
crystallographer and a frequenter of three main crystallographic news
groups, this being one.  Mostly I read the postings, but I do
occassionally post or respond to them.  I have been very annoyed at the
amount of spam postings we have received.  I have also been receiving
many to my email address apparently from some louse grabbing my email
address from postings.

I have found a FREE reporting mechanism at http://spamcop.net/  I
stumbled upon it by accident.  It will make all the necessary reports to
network administrators concerning spam email and newsgrou postings.  It
is able to get through phony email addresses by reading the headers.  It
takes me less than a minute to do this and I have received responses
from the administrators with news that the person had been dealt with.

It's just a thought.  If spamming doesn't bother you, then I am sorry to
have bugged you.


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