Irritating messages [was: Make Millions at home!!!!]
- Luca Crisi wrote:
>Friends. There is very little we can do about this kind of thing. Anyone
> c b wrote:
> > Lets keep this crap off here!! I dont want to start recieving all of
> > these ads while im trying to read about beam!!!
> I do totally agree.
can sign onto the list and send us something like this. Fortunately it
doesn't happen often.
What you CAN do however, is ignore it. The people who send these
messages unsubscribe as quickly as they send the message. They will
never see your comments. Replying to the list simply compounds the
problem. Replying to the list AND including the entire original document
doubles the problem.
If it really upsets you, contact Yahoo, and identify the message and the
usually try to block the offender from further activity of this kind.
And now I've compounded the problem too.
- --- Bruce Robinson <Bruce_Robinson@...> wrote:
> The peopleAlmost right. Most of them never subscribe in the
> who send these
> messages unsubscribe as quickly as they send the
> message. They will
> never see your comments.
first place. Remember the guy who sent the "subscribe"
message? You don't have to be a memeber to post, just
to recieve messages.
> And now I've compounded the problem too.At least you didn't include the whole message again.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Grace" <lifebytes_98@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: [beam] Irritating messages [was: Make Millions at home!!!!]
> Almost right. Most of them never subscribe in the
> first place. Remember the guy who sent the "subscribe"
> message? You don't have to be a memeber to post, just
> to recieve messages.
- Barry Michels wrote:
>Yes, the list can be configured that way. But it doesn't help. Anyone
> Does anyone know if there is a way to filter out non-member's
> messages on Yahoo's side?
> Most of the mailing lists I've been on don't allow non-members
> to use it.
can become a member just by signing up. Many spammers do that -- sign
up, send their message, then unsubscribe.
The next level up is for the moderator to approve new subscribers.
Anyone want that job? Not only is it a real headache, but if you don't
do it promptly, EVERY TIME, then you will start to lose new members. And
even then, you're not secure. Anyone can open up a new hotmail address.
How is the moderator to know who they are when approving them?
Let Yahoo know about these people. If they persist, they will eventually
get completely blocked from Yahoo. A couple of years ago we had a guy
join the list and flood us with spam, AND viruses, AND porn. He kept
coming back with new addresses, too. Eventually, though, the police got
involved and the problem stopped. Don't get mad -- get even.