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Sun, 16 Apr 2000 06:52:43 EDT
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>[said Larry]
>> I am not sure how knowing what ACM is affects anything.
>> _I_ certainly know what ACM is and I consider ACM.ORG
>> to be a major source of spam.  I have configured my mail
>> reader to put team-ada mail into one folder and everything
>> else from ACM into the spam folder.  I made the mistake of
>> once giving my email address to ACM and they continue to
>> deluge me with mail I don't want.  I have repeatedly asked
>> them not to send me mail, and they continue to do so.  If
>> that is not spam, I don't know what is.
>> Larry Kilgallen
>Hmmm - which unsolicited mail are you getting _from_ ACM,
>as opposed to spam from others who might just be forging an
> origin address?

My perception is that I get mail corresponding to every
paper publication (SIG) to which I buy service, but that
is probably an exaggeration.

OPT-OUT IS STILL SPAM.  I gave them an email address for
an entirely different purposes.

In most situations I would not give an email address to
someone who had my mailing address, so the only way to
determine who are using the address improperly is the
(sometimes deliberate) variations in spelling.  The only
two publications I perceive to be honorable in this regard
are at opposite ends of my spectrum -- CPSR and 2600.