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Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by anjolina, Apr 19, 2007.

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    anjolina Guest

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    PeterGriffin Guest

    After complaining to Google about all the newsgroup spam that's
    generated using gmail / google groups, I received the following note:




    "Thank you for your note. This is an automated reply. If you're reporting a
    spam email with a Google return address, please be assured that it did not
    originate with Google. Google does not permit others to send unsolicited
    email through its mail servers. A number of unscrupulous businesses have
    sent out mass mailings with forged Google return addresses. Google is
    actively pursuing all available legal means to stop these miscreants from
    abusing our name and your inbox. We appreciate your understanding, and
    please accept our sympathies for the inconvenience this may have caused."


    Uh huh - sure..............
     
    PeterGriffin, Apr 19, 2007
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    Mark Thorson Guest

    The ONLY way to get effective action will be
    to organize a boycott of business that advertise
    on googlepages and blogspot. There should be a
    zero-tolerance policy for newsgroup spamming.
     
    Mark Thorson, Apr 19, 2007
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    Rod Speed Guest

    That can never be effective.
    Then there's the real world...
     
    Rod Speed, Apr 19, 2007
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    Mark Thorson Guest

    What I mean is contacting the advertisers and informing them
    of the existence of a boyott. That's poison to an advertising
    campaign. They will drop those advertising venues like a hot
    potato. There is no other effective defense than striking at
    the pocketbooks fueling the evil.
     
    Mark Thorson, Apr 20, 2007
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Wont work because they know that you cant enforce any purported boycott.
    Nope, because they know that you cant enforce any purported boycott.
    It isnt an effective defense either.
     
    Rod Speed, Apr 20, 2007
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  7. That's funny because their message is greeted with "User does not exist
    to you" from my e-mail account. I built a very thorough Google filter
    using IP addresses from GMail spam headers.

    Google doesn't care and they're not going to fix it. Ask your Usenet
    provider to filter Google more heavily. Odds are they already have
    filters in place because Google Groups has been plagued by security
    holes and nonexistent maintenance. When a feed spams this heavily and
    ignores all complaints, they stop caring so much about false positives.
     
    Kevin McMurtrie, Apr 20, 2007
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  8. Sounds like what happened to myspace... 'cept they're doing something
    about it.

    -Steve
     
    Stephen Von Hatten... REBORN!, Apr 20, 2007
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    Jeff Wisnia Guest


    I'm not that bothered by spam on newsgroups as it's generally easy to
    spot and not open. But I suppose if it gets so bad that more than half
    the posts are spam, I'd get pissed off.

    What does get my dander up are the increasing number of "junk faxes"
    received at my business every day. They just waste the paper and toner I
    buy and tie up our fax line.

    The US Federal Telecommunications act ("TCPA"), passed in 1991 and
    updated since then, expressly forbids the sending of junk faxes and even
    stipulates civil penalties for violations. I've got a feeling that with
    ever cheaper international telecommunication costs a lot of the junk
    faxes we get originate outside of the US of A, making it even closer to
    impossible to enforce the provisions of the TCPA against the faxers.

    Yet the junk faxes keep coming, and there's little we can do about it
    beause the people engaged in that kind of activity use dialing robots to
    call "every number" and note the ones where a fax machine answers, so
    they can get our fax number even if we're cautious about who we give it
    out to.

    Yes, I know I could use an office computer to receive faxes and not
    waste paper and toner on junk faxes by only printing the "real" ones,
    but I'd probably end up paying my office staff more for their time doing
    that than it's costing me in wasted paper and toner now. <G>

    Oh well, life's not fair, it never was and never will be. It's how you
    handle it that makes a difference.

    Jeff
     
    Jeff Wisnia, Apr 20, 2007
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