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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.

My suggestion:

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.

Carl


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