Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 12:45:39 -0400
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" 104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA
Subject: Re: Interesting Free Offer...........
I reccommend every member of the list send the spam back to its point of
origin. Even if there's nobody at that address anymore, in this case it
could annoy AOL into doing something about it. I know they have a policy
against commercial use, and I'm sure the guy who sent the spam knows it too.
BTW, it's not just ADS-L; I'm on the Richard Thompson list, and got it
there too. Twice.
the reason why i was in favor of closing the list to outside posters
is because you can't send nasty notes back to the posters of these
damned magazine ads. you spent your time crafting some really
offensive response to these guys, only to have it turn up back in
your own mailbox.
the fact that you have to fax (or something) to take advantage of
their offer indicates that they never had any intention of reading
any e-mail responses.
as natalie said, anyone who wants to post to ads-l from multiple
addresses only needs to subscribe w/ the no-mail option at those
addresses. that individual effort by those who want such
accessibility would be a nice gesture toward the rest of us who are
sick of ads being used as a junk-mail slot. sure, we have delete
buttons, but we also have limits on how much mail our mailboxes can
store and how much time we can spend reading things before we
realize they're not from legitimate ads-lers. it's also a matter of
principle. i want the spammers to know we (ok, i) don't like them.