RE: Pretty damn neat.

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From: Damien Morton (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2000 - 03:02:07 PDT

Hmm, I think I remember reading on BYTE a few months back about someone who
created an email account with a suitably cryptic address
( or somesuch) and then went to the site and
opted out. Sure enough, he almost immediately began recieving spam to that

Of course, this may just be folklore. Why dont you start up a honeypot
address and see what happens.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: carey []
> Sent: Monday, August 28, 2000 6:51 PM
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: Pretty damn neat.
> I abhor spam of all kinds. I assault telemarketers for fun, and in
> general, I send desparaging letters to companies who send me
> spam. So
> when I saw this I had to be happy. THe DMA -- which is the Direct
> Marketing ASsociation is a group that encompasses a whole host o
> fcompanies that spam your respective channels with ads. And
> if you peer
> into the privacy policy (or the link above) you can get your
> name/addy
> removed from email, mail and telephone solicitation. For the mail and
> telephone solicitation removal, you have to actually mail them, but
> still, tis a small price to pay for getting spammed much less. These
> guys look rather legit, as they have government links to the
> FTC and BBB
> all over the page. I'm going to give them a shot, and hope for the
> best. Has anyone tried using these guys before? Hopefully it will do
> something effective. -BB

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