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Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
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Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 15 Apr 2000 16:56:31 -0400
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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?

A couple times a week, I get an online newsletter thingy from
ACM (technews, they call it), which occasionally has links to
something interesting. So I haven't tried to unsubscribe.

Is this what you're referring to?
The following appears at the end of every issue:


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Have you tried unsuccessfully to unsubscribe?

I get relatively little spam in general, maybe a couple of messages
a week at most (out of 100 or so a day). Maybe my university sysadmins
are especially good at filtering; I dunno. This is the first
time I've heard anything like Larry's frustration.

Mike Feldman