Re: Junk mail and rotting web (SPAM)

NetSurfer (
Wed, 3 Feb 1999 15:06:26 -1000 (HST)

You will find that this is not as much legend - remember that these jerks are in business selling "targeted" lists and promising minimal "dead" addresses. The way they make sure the address is good is your sending them a remove message from a working address. Voila' and you are now a confirmed valid email address which can be placed on the "platinum targeted active-email-address-only list."

James D. Wilson
"non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem"
    William of Ockham (1285-1347/49)

On Wed, 3 Feb 1999 wrote:
Subject: Re: Junk mail and rotting web (SPAM)
X-mailer: AOL 4.0.i for Mac sub 189

In a message dated 2/3/99 8:33:39 AM, writes:

>does anyone know: when you get a spam with a remove button,
>should you reply remove or just play dead and not reply? spike
The current urban legend is that replying to this link will only get you more spam. My experience is that each mail server has its own policy for reporting and dealing with the stuff. If yours doesn't, there are now quite a few free mail servers (i.e., Netscape, Excite) who do. -------------------------