From: Declan McCullagh (declan[at]
To: politech[at]
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 01:19:56 -0500
Subject: FC: Is anti-spam service resorting to... spamming?


Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 19:54:46 -0600
To: tips[at], declan[at], dana[at],
From: Stephen Whitis (abuse[at]
Subject: Re: Tired of Deleting eMail

This message is being sent to a couple of folks who discuss spam issues
in their newsletters/blogs, and to a couple of folks who have previously
written articles about, and to a couple of friends.

I received spam today advertising an anti-spam tool, called
8725 Roswell Rd, #104
Atlanta, Georgia 30350

The spamhouse sending the spam and running the spamvertised website is

Their "privacy policy" is quite interesting.  They admit that they run an 
opt out system, and that if any of the customers that ask them to send spam give them
an address, that they will then spam it until you opt out.  They admit that 
they will sell your information to other companies.  They claim that laws regarding
unsolicited email do not apply to them.

Copies of the spam, and a few personal comments, are available at

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