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. lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA