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Re: What is SPAM? - was Re: Legislative Relief - was Re: Motion...
From: Carl Payne <cpayne () optical fiber net>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 95 12:58:55 -0600
Perhaps a more appropriate definition would be:
spam: A posting to multiple newsgroup/mailing lists/? which contains
as its greater part an advertisement of a product and/or is
with regards to a topic of no relevance to the forums in which
it has been posted.
The electronic posts commonly called "spam" are posts to mailing lists,
mailboxes, or newsgroups of a content inappropriate to the target
destination's charter, or posts inappropriately mass-delivered without regard
for their proper delivery.
You can advertise for bovine sex slaves all you want, but I don't want to see
the ad in comp.sys.next.sysadmin. You can write all the get-rich-quick
schemes and chain letters you want--they're not illegal--but you'd better be
sure you know where they're going.
Therein lies the sum of my argument.