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Re: European DB-law was: Re: SpamWhack

  • To: David VanHorn < >
  • From: Piet Beertema < >
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 16:50:03 +0100
  • Cc: "Thijs Cobben" < >
    "Rodney Tillotson" < >
    "RIPE anti-spam" < >

    >So, if an organization were to insert me in their spamming archives,
    >all I need to do is formally notify them of my wish to be removed
    >from that register.
    This can't be correct.
Well, it *is* correct. I.e. that you can send such a notification.
But you shouldn't make yourself illusions of a *positive* effect
of such a notification. On the contrary: by sending it, you are
supplying the spammer with a *valid* e-mail address of you, which
is exactly what spammers are after...


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