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[aprssig] Amateur spam

Jim jim at stuckinthemud.org
Sun Apr 22 21:35:33 UTC 2007


IMHO the worst thing you can do is respond, as it proves to the spammer the
address is valid!


Jim 

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of 'Scott Miller'
Sent: 22 April 2007 22:23
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: [aprssig] Amateur spam

This isn't related to the recent HRO thing, but it reminded me of something
else...

Has everyone else gotten as many of these spam messages titled
'Radio-Amateurs+ART' as I have?  It's been going on for months.  The
messages are apparenty from ON4AW, always sent from a different domain but
most recently from mariaacke at misbuscadores.com.  I've responded every time
asking for removal, and finally got a response - claiming that they've had
175,000 positive responses and that I should just ignore the message or
remove my email from the internet (hah!) if I didn't want to see it again.

The message itself is in poorly-written English and links to Dutch-language
sites with some pictures of old rigs and text on art history.  Certainly
nothing that warrants mass, unsolicited emails.  I can only assume that it's
an attempt to drive traffic to the sites, so I won't include the URLs here.

If everyone else is as fed up with this joker as I am, email them and let
them know!

73,

Scott
N1VG




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