Re: [S-R] About spam and unsubbing
I'm interested in remaining on the list, but I receive 2 of each message
sent out. I'm afraid if I follow the usual directions that I'll get taken
off altogether. Thanks for your help.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 8:19 AM
Subject: [S-R] About spam and unsubbing
> I have removed the person who recently sent the offensive spam posts --
> as I do whenever I can catch a spammer. Unfortunately, spammers now
> realize they have to sub to lists on certain servers like yahoogroups
> and rootsweb in order to send spam, so it's just a fact of life on the
> internet. No matter what block you have on your system, sometimes they
> just get through. Just delete them and don't give them the satisfaction
> of responding to them. Most of the time they just want to verify your
> address is "hot" and then you get -more- spam (which is also why you
> should -never- respond to those "click here if you don't want us to
> send anything to you again" deals).
> Now, about unsubscribe messages---- that is a real problem on this list,
> and one which frustrates me personally because the directions on how to
> do this are out there, and yet people seem to think sending a message to
> the list is going to do something. In the Welcome Message you get when
> you join this list, as well as on the yahoogroups site for the list, it
> clearly states how to unsubscribe. I am in the process of moving our
> lists homepage, and it's not quite ready yet, but the list page is up at
> http://community.webtv.net/slovakroots/slovakrootslist .
> If you need to or want to unsubscribe, please do that yourself by using
> one of the above methods.
> As listowner, I have not been very active on this list for the past
> year, due to personal illness. However, I am trying to get back into
> things now, and I'll keep a more careful eye on things, but still, as a
> computer user, it is the responsibility of each listmember to follow
> directions and take care of as much as they can themselves.
> I think this is a great list for researchers... but we all have to do
> our part and work together.
> Soon I will be asking for your input on our new website.
> Maura Petzolt mpetzolt2@...
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