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Old 12-12-2001, 01:33 PM   #1
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Has anyone else noticed a proliferation of newsletter? I had four new ones today, that all say I signed up for somewhere, one was leadgreed, anyone ever heard of them? And you know if you unsubscribe, it just quadruples the amount you get, frustrating.
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Old 12-12-2001, 06:08 PM   #2
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A lot of times these end up being autoresponders of a kind when you put your email address in the remove box, so I'm wondering what would happen if you put a few of the addresses into the other's remove box and sent that .

Over the course of a few days of time delayed autoresponders talking to each other quite a bit of junk would be flowing between spammers .
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Old 12-13-2001, 07:50 PM   #3
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I meant to reply to this yesterday as I get lots of weird and wonderful newsletters of late also.

The newest one was :

This message has been sent to you as a subscriber of the "Wine Enthusiasts Report" in compliance with our strict anti-abuse regulations.

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Old 12-13-2001, 08:39 PM   #4
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That seems to be the new catch phrase these days Jan. I get about a dozen a day that say that.
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Old 12-14-2001, 04:56 AM   #5
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I found myself somehow added to postmaster general lists recently. They let you globally unsubscribe yourself which is good, but I was getting about 15 mails a day just from their users. I don't remember signing up somewhere with them, but I could have.
Also, I have noticed a lot more spam coming in to me lately. I think it's time to look at some sendmail docs to see about filtering some of this out
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Old 12-14-2001, 08:26 AM   #6
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I also got added to the PostMasterGeneral lists and I was getting all kinds of stuff from them (15-20 a day). I tried their unsubscribe and I guess it's delayed 48hours or whatever so I setup some mail rules to block them from coming in too.

One thing I don't get is this: Why do so many of the unsubscribe functions to newsletters state that there is a delay before you will be unsubscribed? It's usually 24-48 hours. Really doesn't make much sense to me. If they can add my e-mail address in less than a second then they should be able to remove it in less than 24 hours!
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Old 12-14-2001, 08:39 AM   #7
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I don't even try to unsubscribe from the ones I am getting, I just report to spamcop. (Nothing to do with PMG)

I tried to from some that *looked* genuine, but it didn't work
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Old 12-14-2001, 12:22 PM   #8
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I don't even try to unsubscribe from the ones I am getting, I just report to spamcop.
Personaly I am afraid of things like Spamcop
It look like they are fast to kill legitimate sites on alegd spaming but too slow to do the same for the real spam addresses....
But with the reacent spam boom I might be forecd to start use such a service also.

The worse thing is that it kill (Spam, Not spam cop) also good newsletters and such.
I know people are so afraid of being spamed they are just not signing to any thing.
On the end, we loose twice
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Old 12-14-2001, 04:58 PM   #9
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... i thought this was the advertising DOWNturn... If genuine advertising is so cheap, who the hell would pay for spam mails?
I mean, sure they promise amazing results but there's not many programs that don't nowadays...
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