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This email is sent in compliance with the new e-mail bill section 301. Under Bill S. 1618 TITLE III passed by the 105th US Congress.
This message can not be considered as Spam because we include the way to be Removed, Paragraph (a)(c) of S. 1618.
TO REMOVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FROM OUR MAILING LIST: you can send message to some-spammer.net with Subject "Remove".
I replied with "Remove" in the subject line, but the message was returned. It doesn't seem like it worked.
I'm Canadian so I may be way off in my assessment of how a bill becomes law - I just read it somewhere once ;)
Nay, not so, but far otherwise.
The "remove" links provide confirmation that the e-mail address is indeed valid.
OK, so how DOES it work?
Metaspammer "E-mails-R-us.com" RENTS (not sells) his mailing list to spammers "X-pensive-products.com" for ONE USE ONLY. XPPC sends out his spam, carefully collecting the "remove" requests, carefully removing them from his copy of the mailing list (which he doesn't even have the right to ever use again), and selling them back to EMRUC (who has no obligation to remove them from HIS list, since he's never actually sent anything to them). EMRUC adds them to his "guaranteed-valid-list-of-email-addresses", which he rents to all and sundry (for a higher price, naturally).
Six months later, a company called Cheap-products.com leases "another" mailing list from EMRUC, for ONE USE ONLY. All the email addresses removed from the XPPC list are, strangely enough, still in the new list -- together with a number of addresses who had in the meantime requested to be removed from XPPC's mailing list.
All perfectly legal, and what's $7.95 for another domain name, when it's protecting you from both lawyers' harassment AND the public obloquy?
[edited by: Woz at 6:51 am (utc) on Nov. 21, 2002]
[edit reason] TOS#14 [/edit]
On my mailwasher, I just look for the word 'spam', and mark it as probable spam, mark to be deleted, because who would use the word, other than a spammer to say that 'this is not SPAM'.