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>From: Robin Faichney <email@example.com>
>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
> > 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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