Re: evolution of spam

From: Scott Chase (
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    >From: Robin Faichney <>
    >Subject: Re: evolution of spam
    >Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 18:15:40 +0100
    >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
    > > 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 most recent thing I've noticed would be those pesky pop-up windows which
    you either minimize (-) or X-off the screen, if you're lucky. Those little
    '1 message waiting for you' boxes can be distracting too. IIRC I've
    encountered pop-ups which can't be escaped, at least not easily. Junk e-mail
    pales in comparison.

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