[CS-FSLUG] Creating a Black list of Christian Spammers

Eduardo Sanchez lists at sombragris.org
Tue Jul 20 13:33:17 CDT 2004

Amen and amen and amen and amen!!! An idea whose time is come.

I'll send quite a few of them your way.



On Tuesday 20 July 2004 14:11, Timothy R.Butler wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 	I'm not sure if you've noticed this, but I've found a really 
> occurrence  over the past year. Christians using spam as a medium for 
> advertising. And, I'm not talking about variations of the Nigerian 
> scam.
> 	For instance, I've been signed up for several "Christian" newsletters 
> that appear to be genuine, and even one from a well known Christian 
> publisher, without my consent. One sends me three copies of each issue 
> of the newsletter.
> 	I could just unsubscribe, but I think that -- in the long run, anyway 
> -- fails to accomplish anything. These organizations are still using 
> very disturbing means to get out their message. Thus I got an idea: a 
> blacklist of Christian Spammers. I'll create a list of all of the 
> organizations who seem to be doing this and place them on them on the 
> web. The page will encourage Christians to avoid these organizations, 
> or at least their e-mail services, until such time as they "repent" of 
> this. I will then contact them and provide them with a simple way to 
> removed: delete any and all subscribers they have added through means 
> other than legitimate opt-in sign ups.
> 	Obviously, they could lie and fail to delete all of the subscribers, 
> but there is a simple way to test this: I will contact them using an 
> address other than one that they presently have. Thus, the only way 
> they can remove me (and thus convince me that they have "done the 
> thing") is to remove all unsolicited subscribers (well, there are 
> means, but at least I won't make it easy).
> 	The reason I'm posting this, is that I'm hoping to get some more 
> reports of Christian spammers. Especially ones who repeatedly send 
> out -- the kind that perhaps spam you every week or every day (as some 
> do to me). It is my hope that when they are publicly confronted about 
> this, they will relent (my attempts at private correspondence have 
> failed to get the desired results).
> 	There are two reasons I see for doing this: (1) I just really despise 
> spam. I get so much of it, my mailbox would be useless if not for 
> client side spam filtering and SpamAssassin on the server. (2) I don't 
> want non-Christians to be getting spammed by Christian organizations 
> and thus start grouping Christians with the less tasteful groups that 
> USUALLY spam. I'm sure some mean well by this, but its wrong all the 
> same, and I think it would be good to put a stop to it before it gets 
> any worse.
> 	So, what do you say? Would you send those spammers' organizational 
> sites, e-mail addresses, etc. my way?
> 	-Tim
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Prof. Eduardo Sanchez
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