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Re: Google creates SPAM haven
From: Adam Laurie <adam.laurie () thebunker net>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 16:42:24 +0000

J.A. Terranson wrote:
On Sat, 11 Feb 2006, Stan Bubrouski wrote:


Yeah but typically lists and whatnot these days require confirmation,
Google just blindly subscribes you when anyone requests it, I'm
assuming, since I didn't subscribe to any of the hacker or porn groups
I have to keep removing myself from.  Frankly if some Indian hacker
group thinks of me as l33t they have no idea what they're talking
about ;-)


Just Say No.  Simply STOP USING GOOGLE.

How hard can this be?


Errr... this is precisely my point. I'm not using google. Someone else is using google to spam me.

Allowing automatic subscription of 3rd party addresses to public mailing lists goes against all best practice and set a very dangerous precedent, and they really should know better. I'm sure a lot of people will now use them as an example and do the same.


https://www.linx.net/www_public/community_involvement/bcp/bcp_operating_mailing_lists#4


This kind of behaviour should get you instantly blacklisted at places like spamhaus as the mail quite clearly falls within their technical definition of SPAM:

  http://www.spamhaus.org/definition.html

cheers,
Adam
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