Re: semi-bulk commercial e-mail that I didn't opt into - is it spam?
a at all.addresses.on.cdrom.are.invalid.aaa
Mon Jan 19 22:58:59 EST 2004
> Thank you for responding, Ellen, But no, I did not ask any dealers to
> contact me. I simply used a "locate your nearest dealer" tool on the
> manufacturer's web site hoping to obtain a displayed list of dealers or
> perhaps an e-mail message from the manufacturer containing a list of
> I accept that there are no forged headers or addresses, there's valid
> contact info, and he's not exploiting someone else's server nor an open
> However, the message was sent in bulk and no opt-out mechanism was
> It is indeed bulk unsolicited commercial e-mail, but the question still
> remains - is it "spam" for spamcop reporting purposes?
It appears to have been someone contacting you based on an honest belief
that you would be interested in the information.
In this case, I would do a manual e-mail to them letting them know that
you do not need their services any more.
You can also nicely let them know that technically their e-mail is in
violation of the new U.S. law, and that many receiving ISPs require that
their bulk e-mail comply with the guidelines at mail-abuse.org, or they
will stop accepting e-mail from that source.
If the spam continues after that, then it should be fair game to LART them.
But it you are successful, you may lead them over to the light side.
wb8tyw at qsl.network
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