Re: Net AD... how to stop (Malcolm Crawford )

Subject: Re: Net AD... how to stop
From:    Malcolm Crawford  <M.Crawford(at)DCS.SHEFFIELD.AC.UK>
Date:    Tue, 24 Aug 1993 16:35:39 GMT

We can add a bit of certainty to Bob's message... The mail from the Net ADvertiser was a rather naughty piece of free publicity for a service which you would have to join, and whose priviliges we will not be benefitting from directly on this list(!) :-) There is no need to ask on this list to be taken off the Net Ad list... and all in all there's no need to panic. It is, however, the first piece of blatant-commercial-junk-Email I've seen and I suggest that anybody who feels strongly about this sort of thing take up the issue with the Internet regulators (no idea how to contact them), of with the company directly. Unfortunately, one of the side-effects of this sort of mail is that it can generate a whole load more "junk" mail discussing the effects, implications etc. of the original posting... not that I'm especially bothered by it -- I enjoy humorous "junk" mail in particular, for example -- it just seems a bit ironic. Have fun, Malcolm. --- SHeffield Auditory Group | Tel : (+44) 742 768555 ext 5569 Dept. Computer Science | direct : 825569 Sheffield University | Fax : (+44) 742 780972 Regent Court | Email: M.Crawford(at) 211 Portobello Street | (NeXTMail welcome) Sheffield S1 4DP, UK. | (Read-Receipts discouraged :-)

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