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Re: spam message on w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 11:18:18 -0500
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To: Claude Sweet <sweetent@home.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

This person is not registered on this list. The WAI IG list, as most of the
other WAI lists, accepts public postings. This means that from time to time
this list, as with most mailing lists, will receive spam.

W3C already has extensive spam filtering in place, which blocks out
hundreds of messages per day that would otherwise hit this list. New
spamming addresses are periodically added to the filters and spam services
that we use.

If a spam message comes in, it is important not to reply to it. On the few
occasions when members of this list reply to a spammer, it serves to
validate both the w3c-wai-ig address and the respondents' address as valid
addresses which can be sold to other spammers at a higher rate, thereby
increasing the spamming. So it is important not to reply to spammers.

Please just delete the messages and move on. For any further comments on
this topic, please send to me directly instead of to the list, to reduce
the list time on this topic.

Thank you,

- Judy

At 08:08 AM 3/13/00 -0800, Claude Sweet wrote:
>Can we remove this individual from the list or is it possible to block
>his messages from our computer? 
>I would hate to cease my membership to this forum, but this type of
>communication is not acceptable. 
>I don't wish to receive this or any other type of advertisement on the
>w3c-wai-ig@w3.org forum.
>Claude Sweet 

Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director,Web Accessibility Initiative(WAI), World Wide Web Consortium(W3C)

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