Spam from gmail

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 01:08:38 CET 2010


On 2010-02-24 17:01 PM, Aahz wrote:
> In article<mailman.194.1267045621.4577.python-list at python.org>,
> Steve Holden<steve at holdenweb.com>  wrote:

>> Spam is, at least from my point of view, UCE: unsolicited commercial
>> e-mail. So anything that isn't commercial (like those "send these to ten
>> of your friends" emails) isn't spam (but it might just as well be).
>
> That's roughly correct, but I also think that if someone posts the same
> message to five mailing lists, it's not unreasonable to call that
> spamming.

This accords with my understanding of the term and, it appears, that of Wikipedia:

   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsgroup_spam

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco




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