Recently The Church of Tina Chopp has been recieving a very large quantity of "spam", unsolicited email advertising web services (like we need them), diet plans, country music memorabilia and other garbage. We do not take kindly to this kind of behavior. Internet is commercial enough already without us having to deal with people sending us garbage. We will not tolerate our email address being added to any commercial mailing list, and we will make life difficult for you if you send us unsolicited advertisements.
Consider the following example. We recieved the following unsolicited advertisement from "email@example.com":
Please check out this WEB Site. It's very, uhh, different. http://www.clark.net/pub/thomjeff This is the meta tag description. YES, THIS SITE HAS ALL the ANSWERS TO ALL the TOUGH QUESTIONS on politics, religion, conservatives, liberals, creation, abortion, racism, and anything else that's worth addressing.
We copied the email, including the header, and sent our "standard unsolicited email response" to the administrators of the mail server which processed the message:
The Church of Tina Chopp recieved the following attached unsolicited email with an obscured return path. We request that our address be removed from any and all address lists in use by any user at mail.msy.bellsouth.net [126.96.36.199] Any further unsolicited contact from any user at mail.msy.bellsouth.net [188.8.131.52] which has an obscured return path could be interpreted as harrassment and as such will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. thank you for your attention to this matter. In The Name of Tina Chopp Rev. Guido S. DeLuxe, DD., LDD., OHS., MSU. High Priest -- The Church of Tina Chopp TinaChopp at ebeneezer.net -- http://www.ebeneezer.net/ --------------------------------------------------- -Psychedelic Example- It is one of the ironies of history that when the ancient Planet of X-38 was conquered by Tina, her world-famous eggplants were stoned Tinites, her snake, and several large turnips. --The Books of Tina 184.108.40.206 --------------------------------------------------- <----------------UNSOLICITED EMAIL MESSAGE FOLLOWS------------------------------> Received: from big for with Cubic Circle's cucipop (v1.13 1996/12/26) Fri Mar 14 21:32:00 1997 X-From_: firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Mar 14 01:53:45 1997 Return-Path: email@example.com Received: from mail.msy.bellsouth.net (mail.msy.bellsouth.net [220.127.116.11]) by big.aa.net (8.8.5/8.7.5) with ESMTP id BAA15155 for
; Fri, 14 Mar 1997 01:52:23 -0800 X-Intended-For: Received: from omega (d00028.msy.bellsouth.net [18.104.22.168]) by mail.msy.bellsouth.net (8.7.5/8.7.3) with SMTP id EAA02500 for ; Fri, 14 Mar 1997 04:53:37 -0500 (EST) Message-ID: <33291FA7.11AB@temp.net> Date: Fri, 14 Mar 1997 03:51:35 -0600 From: anon X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.0Gold (Win95; I) MIME-Version: 1.0 To: TinaChopp at ebeneezer.net Subject: Please check out this WEB Site. It's very, uhh, different. Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Please check out this WEB Site. It's very, uhh, different. http://www.clark.net/pub/thomjeff This is the meta tag description. YES, THIS SITE HAS ALL the ANSWERS TO ALL the TOUGH QUESTIONS on politics, religion, conservatives, liberals, creation, abortion, racism, and anything else that's worth addressing.
And we recieved the following response from firstname.lastname@example.org:
Thank you very much for taking the time to inform us of this situation. In accordance with BellSouth.net's Appropriate Use Policies, the Internet services account of email@example.com has been cancelled. It may take a day or two before all offending communications from this cancelled BellSouth.net account are cleared from our servers. Therefore, it is possible that you could receive additional communications from this account during this time. Please be patient with us and rest assured that such communications should stop shortly.
In concusion we would like to say, very emphatically, do not, under any circumstances, for any reason whatsoever, add our email address to a commercially distributed mailing list. To do so is to risk the Wrath of Tina Chopp which is NOT a pretty sight.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
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