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Re: Explaining spam to policians (was: test message)

  • To: Piet Beertema < >
  • From: Jan Meijer < >
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 12:19:09 +0100
  • Cc: Rudi van Houten < >
  • Organization: SURFnet bv

Mailbombing is an entirely different thing. The sole intention
of mailbombing is to block someone's mail, for no other reason
than disliking a person, as a punishment, etc. What I described
is just sending copies of messages that *I do* receive, without
them being mailbombs and without the copies being intended as
mailbombs, but only to show the severity of the problem. That
this action might result in blocking his regular mail is what
in Tetragon terms is called "collateral damage". ;-)

Don't we have any stats on the number of spam received by people? That might be simpler to convince them of the severity of the problem.

Jan








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