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Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 08:56:01 -0800
To: snetnews@world.std.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

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

At 09:38 AM 11/2/97 -0800, you wrote:
>->  SearchNet's   SNETNEWS   Mailing List
>CybrMarketing@bigfoot.com wrote:
>> ->  SearchNet's   SNETNEWS   Mailing List
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>> get your FREE REPORT on Home Employment!
>> Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
>>            CyberMarketing
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>>           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.
>-> Send "subscribe   snetnews " to majordomo@world.std.com
>->  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 

p.s.  Privacy is a fundamental Right.
See the Privacy Act for authority.


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