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Re: Spamming over this list

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:57:02 +0100
Message-ID: <51472B3E.1090503@w3.org>
To: Ginger Claassen <ginger.claassen@gmx.de>
CC: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Dear Ginger,

It seems you are referring to a recent post with the subject line 
"Extended CFP:: TAEECE2013- Turkey- IEEE" that was sent to this list.

While we employ rigorous spam filters and moderate the list to help 
avoid off-topic postings, we cannot fully avoid spam messages from 
coming through. After all, it is a publicly available mailing list.

There are no deals with third parties. Our latest privacy statements are 
available here:
  - http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/privacy-statement


On 18.3.2013 13:10, Ginger Claassen wrote:
> Dear Members,
> I am rather surprised and very annoyed about something I just found out
> by accident.
> I was getting constant e-mails for conference announcements andwanted to
> get rid of them and tried to contact the website owners or customer
> service. My e-mails always got back to me with the error message that
> the site does not operate a mail service though they provide e-mail
> addresses on their site.
> Anyway, Ijust found out today by complaining to theLondon Metropolitan
> University where the chairman of the website is located that they are a
> member in the W3C WAI list and if I do not want to receive any more
> e-mails of this kind I should unsubscribe from this mailinglist.
> I am wondering now what kind of deals the W3C is operating here? I have
> not been aware of the fact that by subscribing to this list I would also
> subscribe to a whole bunch of other mailinglists in which I do not hold
> interest?
> I would appreciate if theadministrators of this list could ellaborate on
> this matter.
> Thanks in advance for your assistance!
> Yours sincerely
>      Ginger Claassen
> Ps.: I copy the answer I got here:
> On 16 March 2013 07:39, SDIWC Organization
> <sdiwc@sdiwc.net>
>   wrote:
> Zitatblock
> Dear Prof. Ezendu Ariwa,
> The complainant Prof. Ginger Claassen with his email address
> ginger.claassen@gmx.de
>   is not found in any of our email lists. Instead, we
> found his email subscribed in
> w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>   wherein one of our account
> is also subscribed in that mailing list. Therefore, each time we send CFP
> in w3c mailing list he will receive the email too. We recommend him to
> unsubscribe from that mailing list. If he did not want to then we will do
> it in our side.
> Sincerely yours,
> Jackie Blanco
> Pps.: Here is what happens if one tries to send an e-mail to these guys:
> Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
> This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
> A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of
> its recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address
> failed:
> "sdiwc@sdiwc.net":
> domain has no mail exchangers

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
Received on Monday, 18 March 2013 14:57:34 UTC

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