Time: Sun Nov 02 08:57:06 1997 by primenet.com (8.8.5/8.8.5) with ESMTP id IAA16819; Sun, 2 Nov 1997 08:56:02 -0700 (MST) by usr01.primenet.com (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id IAA27054; Sun, 2 Nov 1997 08:55:23 -0700 (MST) Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 08:56:01 -0800 To: email@example.com From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar] Subject: SLS: unsolicited advertisements References: <RMdnvn18504.199711012251@relay1.UU.NET> One of the reasons this is happening is the practice of broadcasting Cc: lists in the messages sent to each recipient of those lists. It is then very easy for programs to cut and paste these accumulations of email addresses, and then to merge them into a master list, for use in unsolicited advertisements. We recommend that you "Forward" the message appended to the end here to each sender of such Cc: lists. Place the recipient's email address on the Bcc: instead (e.g. in Eudora Pro, this means "blind copy"). I hope the text below is self-explanatory. Best regards, /s/ Paul Mitchell http://supremelaw.com At 09:38 AM 11/2/97 -0800, you wrote: > >-> SearchNet's SNETNEWS Mailing List > >CybrMarketing@bigfoot.com wrote: >> >> -> SearchNet's SNETNEWS Mailing List >> >> Do You need extra money >> Work from home >> >> Simple - Pleasant - Profitable Work >> Earn up to $500 or more per week >> >> No Experience Necessary >> Work Full-Time or Part-Time >> >> get your FREE REPORT on Home Employment! >> Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: >> >> CyberMarketing >> P.O. BOX 563 >> Lindsay, Ontario >> K9V-4S5 >> >> OR >> >> Reply to this e-mail with the word >> "REPORT" in the subject >> > >Is there some reason that we need to be getting advertising >on SNET ? I hate it. > >CUF > > > >-> Send "subscribe snetnews " to firstname.lastname@example.org >-> Posted by: nurev@Kreative.net Paul Mitchell's boilerplate response to people who broadcast Cc: lists now follows: Dear Friend, With this message, we are launching a voluntary program to improve privacy on the Internet, and reduce the quantity of unwanted email which we all receive. We are staunch advocates of self-government -- the best form of government! We have decided to focus this effort on the frequent use of email lists which are visible to the recipient. In Eudora Pro, this is done by pasting a list of email addresses into the "Cc:" field of a message. See example(s) below. Eudora Pro, like other modern email programs, also has a blind copy feature, which is found in the "Bcc:" field instead. This feature has the result of suppressing the entire list, instead of displaying it to the recipient. We used this feature to send this message to you. Our voluntary effort now is to encourage people like yourself to switch to blind copies, if and when you decide to broadcast any message to a list of recipients. As part of this program, we are also recommending that list server software be modified, so that the sender's email address is NOT displayed in messages which are distributed to everyone on any given email list. This feature of list servers would be the "default," which could be changed by the user, but ONLY by the user. If you have received what you might regard as "unwanted" email from us recently, it is most likely because your email address (and name) were sent to us in a "Cc:" field. Please consider switching to blind copies, and pass this message along to your contacts who are adding your email address to their "Cc:" fields as well. Thanks very much! /s/ Paul Mitchell Counselor at Law http://www.supremelaw.com p.s. Privacy is a fundamental Right. See the Privacy Act for authority.
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