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From: John Hill <>
Subject: Re: [WOR] UNWANTED E MAILS
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 09:11:17 +0000
On Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at 02:48 am, Ian Watterson wrote:
> Are others on the list getting loads of unwanted American sexual stuff
> the list? If so any tips on preventing it as it is getting on my
> nerves. I
> had 10 today! It's starting to spoil a very enjoyable hobby.
I'm getting it, but not via the list - unless you mean that sending
posts to the list attracts it. It comes direct. I've never had any
relayed by this or any other genealogy list.
I suspect that some spammer has subscribed to this and similar lists
and is harvesting the addresses. I used to use a munged "From:" address
and rely on the "Reply-To:", but have now moved to a mailer that won't
automatically provide the latter - and my ISP seems no longer to accept
Fortunately the mailer (Apple OSX Mail) has a very efficient mail
filter and most of it (over 20 a day these days) gets sidetracked into
a Junk folder.
Not only is there a lot of it, sometimes there are 6 (yes, SIX) copies
of the SAME message!
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