Re: evolution of spam

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 18:15:40 BST

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    On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 12:58:07PM +0100, Vincent Campbell wrote:
    > Hi Scott,
    > Look out for junk text messaging, if you have a mobile phone...
    > (The Monty Python sketch is pro-Spam).

    But the term "spam" for the Internet phenomenon was inspired by the
    Python sketch, even so, I believe. If you doubt it, it should be
    easily checked.

    > There are tecchie ways of dealing with web spam I believe, but I don't know
    > them. For everyday junk mail, it's a tedious process of contacting the
    > companies sending the stuff...

    No it's not. Do a web search on the Mailing Preference Service.
    And there's a telephonic equivalent, similarly named.

    "The distinction between mind and matter is in the mind, not in matter."
    Robin Faichney -- Inside Information --

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