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

  • To: Rudi van Houten < >
  • From: Piet Beertema < >
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 11:54:19 +0100
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Great! I'd love to send this fellow a copy of every single spam
message I get, if necessary "rewritten" to "unspam" it. I'm sure
that in no time he'd find out that serious mail doesn't reach him
at all anymore...
This was called mailbombing some years ago.
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". ;-)


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