[SpamCop-List] Re: Birthday Spam
Merlyn at Spamcop.net
Fri Aug 6 17:31:39 EDT 2004
"Glenn Daniels" <nobody at devnull.spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:cf0olv$5al$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> "Merlyn" wrote:
> > I would probably not report the first one but I would add them to my
> > blocklists and that way I would not receive a second one.
> > that are emailed through their service or what they do with these email
> > addresses. Hmmmm.....
> > Only one way to find out.
> Ummm... my sentiment exactly. I'm with Mike E.'s response:
> "Their business model needs to fail on the basis of the fact that it is
> spammy. Reporting it to spamcop and causing its servers to get listed
> will help that business mode fail."
> My reservations arise only from the sense that they have been "up"
> for I believe a least four years, and have yet to get blocklisted for
> stumbling into a spamtrap. I'm not disagreeable with reporting
> them and concur with Mike, the "business model needs to fail."
> It is more a matter of "having bigger fish to fry." I have never
> received from them anything anonymous that did not link
> directly to someone giving them my addy, and I have gone
> for years without being spammed on that addy so I can't
> attest to their harvesting and selling addies.
> OTOH, I'm afraid most of us are so fried with "Our daily SPAM"
> (bad spam pun intentional), that there is a profound resentment of
> unsolicited emails of this ilk, and a heartfelt mistrust of anything
> that smells spammy. Perhaps having them blocklisted will
> help them renegotiate their business model, as even I
> sense the same mistrust as others have expressed. There
> is that intangible something there that I fail to fnd inviting:
> They really need to fix that, as a birthday is not something
> anyone. New sentence: Needs to associate with spam even
> if it is done tastefully.
I agree with you completely.
I am not paranoid just totally perturbed with the whole thing. We added
another email server and the spam keeps flowing. Many hours are spent on
tracking/reporting pondscum daily. We even report crap we block. After
hundreds of 5xx go away we don't want your shit rejects you would think the
message would sink in.
Like everything else there are good days and bad days but everyday there is
There would not be a spam problem if they did not send to people who did not
ask for their crap, but noooooooo they know what we need. If they knew what
we needed why haven't they started drinking the arsenic yet?
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