google contact? why is google hosting/supporting/encouraging spammers?

Jim Mercer jim at
Fri Feb 5 04:32:02 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 05:35:23PM -0600, Tony Varriale wrote:
> From: "Jim Mercer" <jim at>
> >we have recently started getting alot of spam, out of dubai, from 
> >"ecampaigners.dxb at"
> >
> >all of the spam comes from/through google and google groups.
> Not that I can point you in the correct direction, but Google Groups is a 
> haven for spammers.  In fact, I stopped using it a while ago for this 
> reason.

the issue for me is not that they are spamming groups within google groups,
but that they are signing up the victim email addresses as members of the
group, then using google groups to distribute the content.

Jim Mercer        jim at        +92 336 520-4504
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   - Lester Pearson in 1967, during a meeting between himself and
    President Lyndon Johnson, whose Secret Service detail had taken over
    Pearson's cottage retreat.  At one point, a Johnson guard asked
    Pearson, "Who are you and where are you going?"

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