• Subject: Re: the400group.com (again)
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (James W Kilgore)
  • Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 16:29:42 -0800
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Jim,

Getting nasty doesn't work.  They have an email filter ignoring all
REMOVE requests <g>

After the flood of calls everyone received from the long distance
carriers, they were forced, by law, to remove you from their call list
upon request.
Maybe it's time to make a call to your local representative and have
email follow the same solicitation regulations.

I don't really like the idea of a regulatory entity being established to
control this spam practice, but I'm hard pressed to come up with an
alternative.

When fax spaming got started I went to a couple of local shops in town
and asked what they charge for someone to receive a fax.  Whenever I get
an unsolicited fax, I now send them a "printing fee" invoice.  If it's
not paid, I send them to a collection agency.  It's subtle, but it
works.



Jim Langston wrote:
> 
> I would call them on the phone and demand to be removed from their
> mailing list.  If that didn't work, I would send them about 100 to 1000
> e-mail messages asking to be removed from their list.  If they wouldn't
> do it then, I would write a program to send a message requesting to be
> removed and put it in an endless loop for a day.
> 
> Maybe then they might get the idea.
> 
> A little drastic but... *shrug*
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Jim Langston
> 
> David Gibbs wrote:
> 
> > Folks:
> >
> > <SNIP>
> > In San Antonio I asked someone in their booth (who's name I forget)
> > to PLEASE remove me from their email lists...  but what shows up
> > in my mailbox today?  More SPAM.
> >
> > <sigh>
> >
> > What can be done?
>
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