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Old 12-11-2002, 06:13 AM   #1
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Spammer gets junk mailed


ahh this is brilliant....esp the /. thread linked in the article.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/28525.html

A US bulk emailer is threatening legal action after so-called "anti-spammers" signed him up for lots of junk mail.

Detroit Free Press tech columnist Mike Wendland reported last week that Alan Ralsky is now experiencing what it likes to be flooded with unwanted correspondence. Mr Ralsky has the capacity to send a billion emails a day and has made a fortune doing it.

Now, he's receiving sacks of paper post, brochures, and catalogues [AOL CDs? Ed] after being signed up for all manner of junk mail - and he ain't happy.

He told the DFP: "They've signed me up for every advertising campaign and mailing list there is. These people are out of their minds. They're harassing me."

Some people have already pointed out the delicious irony in this situation made all the more sweeter because of Mr Ralsky's apparent distress.

And who are the anti-spammers? The heroes of the hour hatched the plot on Slashdot, with spam haters posting Ralsky's address and "even an aerial view of his neighborhood".
 
Old 12-11-2002, 08:05 AM   #2
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I only have one thing to say about that, that's awesome.
 
Old 12-11-2002, 08:53 AM   #3
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Spammers deserve being spammed!
 
Old 12-11-2002, 10:21 AM   #4
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If anybody wants to sign up for mailings find your address at www.spamhaus.com or go to google search for alan ralsky and follow the link.
 
Old 12-11-2002, 11:11 AM   #5
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If anybody wants to sign up for mailings find your address at www.spamhaus.com or go to google search for alan ralsky and follow the link.
Is that a real site crash, cause everytime I click on the link or type it manually, the browser locks up and stops responding.. and this is with every browser I have tried while at work, IE, Mozilla and Netscape.. ??
 
Old 12-11-2002, 11:23 AM   #6
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Me dummy - sorry - it's http://www.spamhaus.org
 
Old 12-16-2002, 01:24 PM   #7
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Cool Interesting

Could you send me a copy of that adress- post? Cause on slashdot it was cancelled already... or maybe I just didn't look enough


Last edited by leberwurst; 12-16-2002 at 01:26 PM.
 
Old 12-16-2002, 01:32 PM   #8
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This proves my theory about the Internet being the great leveller. No-one is too obscure, too rich, too poor, too clandestine or too powerful not to get their 15 seconds of "fame" at the frontier.

Ooh. I have a warm and fuzzy Christmassy feeling.

Bert
 
Old 01-04-2003, 10:03 AM   #9
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HEHEHEHEHEHEHE. The bastard deserves it.

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