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Re: spamming [was: In the market for a new car?]

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 17:47:10 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
WAI Interest Group participants,

A word or two about spamming and W3C mailing lists...

W3C maintains heavy spam filters, which filter out 100's of spam messages
daily from our mailing lists.  It is difficult to catch all spam in advance
because they originate from different addresses, so a few are bound to get
through.  However any new spam messages that come to the WAI lists, we
build into our filters so we won't get duplicates from that source in the

It's counterproductive to reply directly to spammers because some of them
use even negative replies as a way to confirm that addresses are active,
and this increases future spamming volume.

Please just disregard the spammers, delete the messages, and know that
we're adjusting our filters as quickly as we can.  For any replies to this
message, please send to jbrewer@w3.org rather than to the list.


Judy Brewer   jbrewer@w3.org     617-258-9741
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355
545 Technology Square, Cambridge MA 02139 USA

At 12:16 PM 6/3/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I agree fully.  Please do not waste our time and abuse the group.  On top 
>of that, it is a waste of the advertisers time also.  A sensible person 
>would realize that the WORLD WIDE web isn't restricted to Lake County.
>From:  Kristine Bradow[SMTP:kbradow@ece.eng.wayne.edu]
>Sent:  Wednesday, June 03, 1998 4:42 AM
>To:  fy5G1u1K7@onean31.jp; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>Subject:  Re: In the market for a new car?
>I would appreciate it if you would not send advertisements through the W3C 
>mailing list. Using the mailing
>list as a means of cheap advertising defeats the purpose of having a 
>subject-based discussion group.
>Thanks--I hope that others share my feelings on this matter.
>fy5G1u1K7@onean31.jp wrote:
>> Union Nissan of Lake County can show you over 500 new, almost new program 
>cars, and fully
>> certified used cars of all makes and models. Whether you're looking for a 
>great buy on a used vehicle,
>> would like to save thousands on a program car, or you really have your 
>heart set on a new car; you
>> owe it to yourself to see our selection and talk to our people. Our 
>service department has evening
>> and Saturday hours and every new Union Nissan comes with Gold Card 
>privileges. Your Gold Card
>> will entitle you to $9.95 lifetime oil changes, free service loaners, 
>free towing and more! We invite you
>> to e-mail our Internet Sales Manager Aaron Segal at 
>unionnissan@iconnect.net or e-mail directly
>> from our website, www.unionnissan.com., or call (847) 244-8000 and ask 
>for Aaron.
>> We look forward to hearing from you!
Received on Wednesday, 3 June 1998 17:50:07 UTC

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