All I want for Christmas is:

I wish someone would design a virus that affects only e-mail spam
origination computers.  The virus would cause these computers to melt down
into a puddle of bubbling silicon and epoxy.  A modified version of it using
touch tones could be used to melt down the computer systems of
telemarketers.

But seriously, I can't tell whether or not spam occurs as a result of
posting to this list.  Most of the spam is weight-loss, work-at-home scams,
porno offers, or the Nigerian money laundering scam.  These things are
targeted to the general population, not engineering groups in particular.  I
get this stuff every day, whether or not I post to the Protel user's list.

Best regards,
Ivan Baggett
Bagotronix Inc.
website:  www.bagotronix.com


----- Original Message -----
From: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 4:00 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Spam trawlers in this group


>
> Hi,
>
> there seems to be a coincidence in receiving spam (with PEDA as subject
!!)
> and posting to this group. After I sent some posts during the last
> fortnight, I received about half a dozen of spam mails, half of them from
> .au servers, the rest from elsewhere. Someone seems to collect addresses
> for advertising. One example, where one might argue if it's spamming or
> not, is the "EDA Tools Cafe News" I received twice since last week. I did
> not ask for it, nor am I interested in all the US job offers it contains,
> nor in the weak rest of it. So I count this under spamming also.
>
> Quote of Mr. Abd ulRahman:
> >They (Techserv) do offer advertising to the list -- no one has
> >purchased it, it was pretty expensive last time I checked; but such mail
> >would come as a normal post to the list.)
>
> Hopefully they stick to their steep prices, as I would think it as really
> annoying if we also would receive "authorized" spamming in the future.
>
> Regards,
>
> Gisbert Auge
> N.A.T. GmbH
>
>

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