What is SPAM? - was Re: Legislative Relief - was Re: Motion...
cat at system9.unisys.com
Tue Oct 17 14:21:20 UTC 1995
spam: Any posting which contains an advertisement of a product.
>posting: Any peice of electronic material found either in a UseNet NewsGroup,
> public mailing list (listserv), or a private mailing list.
>I really don't see what the big deal is in all this.
>Dave Siegel President, RTD Systems & Networking, Inc.
>(520)623-9663 Systems Consultant -- Unix, LANs, WANs, Cisco
>dsiegel at rtd.com User Tracking & Acctg -- "Written by an ISP,
>http://www.rtd.com/ for an ISP."
This email has an advertisement in it - it's for RTD Systems & Networking.
Should we call this spam???
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.
Spamming is not entirely commercial - I can't agree that the various
obscene postings/mailings which appear in the same manner as spams
like the magazine spam are commercial (aimed at titilating the poster,
perhaps, but not at creating a profit for the poster).
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