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12 Unsolicited junk email (How not to advertise on Usenet)




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This article is from the Advertising on Usenet FAQ, by Joel K. Furr jfurr@acpub.duke.edu.

12 Unsolicited junk email (How not to advertise on Usenet)

Another often-practiced and often-punished scheme is to send email to
thousands of strangers whose addresses you found in various Usenet
newsgroups. In the last year, dozens of people have lost their Internet
access after sending thousands of strangers ads for timeshare condos in
Cancun or dubious credit schemes, and yet, the junk email continues to
flood in.

Suffice it to say that junk email, using Usenet posters' addresses, is a
really bad idea. Most sites will yank your account if you do that kind of
thing.

 

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