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Spammer Justifies Spam with Spam
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dewhitton
I just get a really interesting/amusing piece of spam today. Looks like Spamcop got up the nose of someone.


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From: "fat ass" <fatguy@fuckinginternet.com>
To: <dexxxxn@ozemail.com.au>
Subject: spamcop is a terrorist company un ivflucd dxb


Hello Free Internet User.


You are reciving this email because we are having some trouble
with an infamous company (http://spamcop.net) who seem to be
hell bent on destroying not only my business but many other legitimate
website owners and email list operators.


we generaly get 1 or 2 complaints while mailing subscribers
the rest are made up by a fraudulent spamcop.


we always provide working optout links should you ever wish
to unsubscribe from our mailing list. its instant and contrary
to spamcops propoganda that we will sell your email.


SPAMCOP IS A BUSINESS, THEY BLOCK THE ONLY WAY
OF OPTING OUT, SO THEY CAN GET $30 UPSELLS ON
THEIR WEBSITE!!!, IF EVERYONE OPTED OUT THEY
WOULD HAVE NO BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!


the companys main problems are:


The CEO, one julian haight of (full address provided and deleted)
i belive has a serious attitude problem and is serverly lacking
the intelligence to distinguish between an optin mailing
with working optout links, and whats commenly know as spam.
(or he just doesnt care)


the company and some die hard users(losers) have a "nazi"
like attitude to any sort of email.


everyone knows that spam can be a big problem, but often
these companys blow it out of proportion for quick profit.
they cause financial disruption to companys who have
invested years of hard work.
they send thousands of unsolicited complaints to hosts/isps.


there needs to be a balance or a monitoring authority put
in place to monitor the activities of these sorts of companys.
otherwise the internet will no longer be the free place it
once was.


if you are fedup with these companies taking away our freedom
of speech and our rights to create a legitamite business
and want to keep your internet a free place, email your isp
and lobby them
to use an alternate spam filtering system, one that actuly
checks a message to see if it is spam, and checks for
unsubscribe links!


Julian haight spamcops CEO is rumoured to have conections with
Al-Quada, one of the most disruptive terrorist orginisations on earth.
hes specialty is cyber terrorism. which disperses highly needed
homeland security funds by rendering multi million dollar
industrys unprofitable.
haights main motive is the perversion of American free enterprise.


SPAMCOP EVEN BLACKLISTS ITS COMPETITORS!!!


some reading material:
A url
another URL
a url to a forum
website url
url to a company website


thankyou

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And piss off.

The block of email addresses this was sent to is huge, and I suspect the whole of Ozemail's users got it. There are so many things wrong in this email I don't know here to start.

I pay for my internet service and get charged for the megabytes over my limit I download. A lot of people say "Oh, stop whinging and just delete the spam" but this is megabytes of stuff I didn't want in the first place. I still have to pay for it. The Internet isn't FREE. ALL the hardware, software and time is paid for by someone. IF I want email I will optIN. If I want your product I will go looking for it. Sending me UCE will make me think twice about buying it. Hands up who owns an X10 camera?

this has Ad Hoc attacks and comparisons to nazis, The bloke writing this doesn't know the difference between an optin list (aka a mailing list) and UCE sent to random people. The $30 fee mentioned might be right, but if it blocks 1000 unwanted emails then it's worth it. What the hell is an "upsell?" It sounds like something a marketing drone invented.

I am in the process of closing my ozemail account because I get on average 450 spams a week. Bags of it has embedded images, none of it has anything I want.

If Spamcop can reduce the amount of crap in email, then good on them.

Eudora 6 has a nice junk mail filter.