I know about email SPAMMING, but what about here?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I have seen a few concerns here about SPAMMING. Any time I respond to a post, when I seen the "SUCCESS" screen, it also tells me each person getting an email notification. Since I use a fake email address, I don't know what it is like to be on the receiving end.
Is this what people are referring to as SPAMMING? If so, how do I avoid this (besides not posting...)?
I assume that the problem here is REAL SPAMMING, where somebody is collecting email addresses and sending unsolicited Email, but I would like to be be sure...
-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@Anonymous99.xxx), April 11, 1999
When you see the list of people receiving an email notification of your post, it's because each of them explicitly asked for such notification. And everyone has the option of turning off the notification whenever they want to. (There's a link for choosing these options near the bottom of the main list of message threads, which requires that you scroll all the way down to the end.)
In any case, this means that you are NOT spamming or sending unwanted email to these folks ... they've asked for it
-- Ed Yourdon (email@example.com), April 11, 1999.
I think the term spamming is used somewhat incorrectly here to refer more often to junk posts than to email.
-- Jerry B (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 11, 1999.
Say Ed, while I've got you here....I think I've tossed my cookies.
My "submit" fields no longer automatically fill in my name and Email address. Nor can I find the buttons to reinstate this convenient feature. Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks
"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure."---Mark Twain
-- Hallyx (Hallyx@aol.com), April 12, 1999.
"My "submit" fields no longer automatically fill in my name and Email address. Nor can I find the buttons to reinstate this convenient feature. Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks"
Next time you post a response to a thread, fill-in your email & full name. AFTER you post, on the "SUCCESS!" page, there will be a hyperlink to save yer' cookies.
-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@Anonymous99.xxx), April 12, 1999.
A verdict of "junk post" is most often like a verdict of "junk science": the product of a subjective and biased demarcation criterion. Solution: click through.
-- Dano (email@example.com), April 12, 1999.