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SPAM (an address to rid yourself of it)
FoxNews | Congressonal Bill

Posted on 12/09/2003 6:03:38 AM PST by FlyLow

This morning E.D. Hill, on Fox & Friends, displayed an eMail address for ridding yourself of eMail.

uce@ftc.gov

You are supposed to be able to FORWARD all "spam" to this address (with headers) and they are going to shut them down. This is part of the Anti-Spam bill passed yeaterday and to be signed by President Bush this week.

I have started forwarding this morning and it seems to go through so far.


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1 posted on 12/09/2003 6:03:39 AM PST by FlyLow
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To: FlyLow
Wow great. I've been forwarding this crap to the FBI for who knows how long... and you can guess how effective they have been with the info.
2 posted on 12/09/2003 6:05:21 AM PST by thoughtomator (The U.N. is a terrorist organization)
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To: FlyLow
I haven't heard about the anti-spam bill. Good news if it works

Prairie
3 posted on 12/09/2003 6:05:42 AM PST by prairiebreeze (President George W. Bush....most assuredly, MY President!)
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To: FlyLow
Thanks for the Info, will be using it myself.
4 posted on 12/09/2003 6:06:08 AM PST by JustAnAmerican
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To: FlyLow
I'd be careful before doing this-- wait until you see something more concrete reported.

However, if that is 'legit', then you would probably need to do more than just forward your spam to them. Most of the time, if you forward a mail from most email programs, it does not include the full internet headers of the original mail. You will want to ensure those are sent as well.

But I think it is unlikely that they want you to bombard this one address with all your spam.

5 posted on 12/09/2003 6:06:17 AM PST by William McKinley
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To: William McKinley
I get dozens of Emails for bigger penises, Animal sex, homosexual encouters...."make her scream in bed" stuff.

I don't want the Gov associating my name with this crap.
6 posted on 12/09/2003 6:09:19 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: FlyLow
I forward spam to my congress critter with a note asking 'em to get rid of it....
7 posted on 12/09/2003 6:10:47 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Dallas59
I get dozens of Emails for bigger penises, Animal sex, homosexual encouters...."make her scream in bed" stuff. I don't want the Gov associating my name with this crap.

Too late, everyone knows now....

8 posted on 12/09/2003 6:12:28 AM PST by Always Right
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To: FlyLow
THANKS for the info, FlyLow!
9 posted on 12/09/2003 6:12:43 AM PST by octobersky
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To: Always Right
DOH!
10 posted on 12/09/2003 6:15:01 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
I don't want the Gov associating my name with this crap.

Not to worry. The government couldn't possibly think any worse of us...we're only citizens.

11 posted on 12/09/2003 6:15:02 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: FlyLow
I sure hope you are right! I'm sick of all the sh*t they send me.
12 posted on 12/09/2003 6:15:17 AM PST by shiva
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To: FlyLow
bump
13 posted on 12/09/2003 6:15:28 AM PST by VOA
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To: Dallas59
I get dozens of Emails for bigger penises, Animal sex, homosexual encouters...."make her scream in bed" stuff. I don't want the Gov associating my name with this crap.

Too late. Hillary already has that in your FBI file. Dallas59 = Stud

14 posted on 12/09/2003 6:15:58 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: William McKinley
More info can be found at the official FTC website.
15 posted on 12/09/2003 6:18:11 AM PST by octobersky
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To: Dallas59
"I don't want the Gov associating my name with this crap."

Oh, no need to worry ....... your confession will self-destruct in the year 2535.

16 posted on 12/09/2003 6:18:17 AM PST by G.Mason
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To: Dallas59
I get dozens of Emails for bigger penises

Funny, I never get those.

17 posted on 12/09/2003 6:18:23 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: FlyLow
It's legit. I have been doing this for years. It is more for statistical purposes, to find the very worst offenders. On occasion one gets whacked, but it's not really an antispam address in the sense that people hope it is.
18 posted on 12/09/2003 6:18:54 AM PST by Gorzaloon (Contents may have settled during shipping, but this tagline contains the stated product weight.)
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To: FlyLow
Many of the anti-spam organizations such as Spam Cop and CAUCE have suggested sending spam to uce@ftc.gov for years. I have been doing it for at least the last 2 years, but I am not sure it is doing any good.
19 posted on 12/09/2003 6:21:36 AM PST by Random Access
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To: AppyPappy
"They" have found every name at my company. 25,000!
From China to Europe. What's funny is that some in Asia reply, asking what is xanax or how do they get an American high school diploma, with the entire company involved in the reply.
20 posted on 12/09/2003 6:22:49 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: FlyLow
I have an online account that gets 10 a day. This will be so quickly overwhelmed as to be useless.
21 posted on 12/09/2003 6:23:02 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: FlyLow
Ask Congress to "hold your hand" hold your 'pee pee" while you whiz, hold your spoon to be fed....

Hell people! Ask congress to do this and guess what - the law would probably say "Send ALL your mail to us first and we will decide if it is worth sending."

"If we don't like it, you WILL be arrested."

Does that satisfy you NNANY-STATE beggars?

22 posted on 12/09/2003 6:24:09 AM PST by steplock (www.FOCUS.GOHOTSPRINGS.com)
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To: William McKinley
"But I think it is unlikely that they want you to bombard this one address with all your spam."

ROFL. This could turn into a massive denial of service attack on the FTC's mail servers.
23 posted on 12/09/2003 6:24:13 AM PST by newheart (Ezekiel 36:26)
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To: AppyPappy
Funny, I never get those.

I get those e-mails and I don't even HAVE one!

Candi

24 posted on 12/09/2003 6:25:26 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (SAVE THE BLACK FLY)
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To: AppyPappy
Funny, I never get those.

Because it is common knowledge that you are a big *****!

Nothing personal - I could not resist LOL

25 posted on 12/09/2003 6:27:58 AM PST by verity
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To: FlyLow
My account gets about 70 a day. I have so many filters in place, it's crazy.

And they STILL worm their way though. I had one with an innocent subject line, looked at it, the entire message body l.o.o.k.e.d. l.i.k.e. t.h.i.s.

The entire purpose to defeat filtering.
26 posted on 12/09/2003 6:28:55 AM PST by Crazieman
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To: steplock
Hell people! Ask congress to do this and guess what - the law would probably say "Send ALL your mail to us first and we will decide if it is worth sending."

While my brain agrees with you, my emotions don't. I can't tell you how wonderful it has been around here since I registered with the Do Not Call registry. Ahhhh....now when the phone rings, it's someone I *want* to talk to. What's a conservative to do? I'm being sucked in by my government! I wonder if I'll be voting for Howard Dean in the next election.....

27 posted on 12/09/2003 6:29:10 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (SAVE THE BLACK FLY)
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To: verity
A big *****? Genius?
28 posted on 12/09/2003 6:29:14 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Dallas59
Sounds like you've been tagged.
29 posted on 12/09/2003 6:29:56 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
Sounds like you could get a dozen...
30 posted on 12/09/2003 6:30:57 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: FlyLow
bttt....
31 posted on 12/09/2003 6:32:29 AM PST by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: FlyLow
bttt
32 posted on 12/09/2003 6:33:44 AM PST by 50sDad ("You used ALL THE GLUE on PURPOSE! It's a MAJOR AWARD!")
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Ten? I have an address that is on my website and two other private addresses and I get over 300 spams a day. Sorting through it takes a half hour a day.
33 posted on 12/09/2003 6:33:58 AM PST by mlmr (Postig with misspelings for ovr 5 yers)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
"While my brain agrees with you, my emotions don't."

The first step to liberalism. Government legislation to ensure that we "feel good". It's for the children, don't ya know!
34 posted on 12/09/2003 6:34:35 AM PST by CSM (Stop the MF today!!! (Flurry, 11/06/2003))
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To: FlyLow
Should I forward the Democratic National Party e-Newsletter?

-- lates
-- jrawk
35 posted on 12/09/2003 6:41:37 AM PST by jrawk
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To: jrawk
send to ......"www.hillary04@chappaqua.com
36 posted on 12/09/2003 6:44:23 AM PST by ken5050
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To: FlyLow
Bump for later use.
37 posted on 12/09/2003 6:47:55 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: FlyLow
How can anybody criticize something that helped win WW2? Click here.
38 posted on 12/09/2003 7:00:24 AM PST by slowry
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To: FlyLow
Hope it works.
39 posted on 12/09/2003 7:01:09 AM PST by freekitty
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Sounds like you could get a dozen...

Took me a while to get that. I guess I've been married too long to think like that. :-)

40 posted on 12/09/2003 7:07:36 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (SAVE THE BLACK FLY)
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To: CSM
The first step to liberalism. Government legislation to ensure that we "feel good". It's for the children, don't ya know!

Yeah, I'm worried about myself. I think I can limit myself to just one "feel good" thing--the Do Not Call registry. I'm pretty sure I can stop there....

41 posted on 12/09/2003 7:08:55 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (SAVE THE BLACK FLY)
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To: steplock
Does that satisfy you NNANY-STATE beggars?

That is a gross simplification of a serious issue. Under your scenario our options are to bend over and take it or to kill them. I will settle for the "NANNY-STATE" option.

42 posted on 12/09/2003 7:10:16 AM PST by ghostrider
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To: Dallas59
I don't want the Gov associating my name with this crap.

They all get it too :)

43 posted on 12/09/2003 7:12:30 AM PST by Nick Danger (With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.)
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To: prairiebreeze
The "CAN-SPAM" bill won't work, AND takes away any right of private action previously authorized by State Laws.

Effective next year. . .spam is legal.
44 posted on 12/09/2003 7:21:25 AM PST by Salgak (don't mind me: the orbital mind control lasers are making me write this. . .)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
Hey, the first step to self curing the problem is admitting that you have a problem. On to step #2....;-)
45 posted on 12/09/2003 7:22:50 AM PST by CSM (Stop the MF today!!! (Flurry, 11/06/2003))
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
apologies if I offended.
I'm told that the only way a fellow gets these solicitations is by leaving cookies at porn sites.
46 posted on 12/09/2003 7:31:30 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: ghostrider
I don't know ... the "string 'em up option sounds intriguing!

Let's trot back down memory lane - this will work with those in their mid 40's & older,

Remember the days if someone insulted your wife, your flag, your country, you took it out back and made sure the insulter learned the errors of his ways. It was easy & simple. Of course if he was bigger, (meaner) you lost that particular argument that time but respect was gained usually.

Also, if a person was WRONG, other DECENT people would also let that person know that he was wrong.

There was NO NEED to go to the NANNY STATE Storm-Troopers so they could "Take Down" an obnoxious boor.

Someone burned a flag in your presence, you showed him your feelings towards his attitutdes. You used to NOT crawl to a LAWYER politician and beg for the govt to MAKE A LAW. But you did - and they did - and now ALL will BOW TO THEIR FLAG. But guess what - it is no longer the flag of the U.S.A. but the flag of the U.S.S.A.

Is that what you want?

MAKE A LAW to FORCE people to say GOD! Gee ... isn't that what the Taliban did?

It's time to take down the federal beurocracy and bring back our own individual CIVIL RIGHTS as guaranteed in our CONSTITUTION and original Bill of Rights!
47 posted on 12/09/2003 7:36:15 AM PST by steplock (www.FOCUS.GOHOTSPRINGS.com)
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To: thoughtomator
Wow great. I've been forwarding this crap to the FBI for who knows how long... and you can guess how effective they have been with the info.

I send mine to SpamCop to parse the headers automatically and compose complaint reports to the abuse desks at any and all ISP's used by the spammer, including the owners of any open relays he might have used to inject spam.

A copy goes to the FTC, who was cited in another story/thread as being one of the studying agencies on this issue. I don't send cc. to the FBI as it isn't their area. Chain letters and Nigerian 419 letters go to the Secret Service's Financial Crimes Division.

The problem with Billy Tauzin's bill is that it redefines spam deliberately, to wash the "mainsleaze" spammers who are waiting in the wings. The bill beats up the small-time chickenboners who are responsible for most of the abusive spam, but the bill does enormous damage to our rights not to have to look at unsolicited commercial e-mails, by redefining it as a legal and permissible form of transmission.

Anything that is sent as commercial advertising without your specific consent is SPAM. And anyone who spams, is abusing the Net and stealing your bandwidth, your computer's resources, and your ISP's server time.

Tauzin rewrote the definition of spam, to exclude commercial advertising sent to you by senders who identify themselves. All they have to do is put their own name on it -- and voila'! Tauzin washes them clean. IMHO this was the ulterior -- and venal -- actual purpose of the bill.

The "do-not-disturb" provision is chickenfeed for chumps. It's called listwashing by spamfighters, and it's something spammers do themselves, in order to avoid getting caught in spamtraps set by spamfighters, who then submit the spammers' ISP's to the blocklist operators like SPEWS and SpamCop.

The other effect of Tauzin's bill is that blocklist operators in the US will no longer be able legally to maintain a blocklist of US spammers who play by Tauzin's rules.

I'm telling you, guys -- this is a typical piece of captive, venal, special-interest legislation on behalf of the bad guys!

As if you couldn't tell just by seeing who wrote it, and noticing that it's a congressman from Louisiana, home of the Louisiana Hayride and many other fine, venal, for-sale scandals and congressmen.

48 posted on 12/09/2003 9:42:20 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
They ain't as smart as they think they is. I have a filter on my email that looks for things like "click here to remove" (including the very things required by law) and marks them as spam, which is then easily discarded... and it all gets sent to the FTC, 'legal' spam or not.
49 posted on 12/09/2003 9:47:40 AM PST by thoughtomator (The U.N. is a terrorist organization)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
apologies if I offended.

Don't worry. I am a prude, but I can take a joke, lol.

I'm told that the only way a fellow gets these solicitations is by leaving cookies at porn sites.

The only time I go to porn sites is when it's an accident. I don't know how it happens, but I've found myself at those sites and freaked out, lol. I remember getting to one once by incorrectly typing in the URL for the Drudge Report.

In any case, I'd love to be free of these e-mails because I have a bunch of kids whom I don't want exposed to this stuff.

Candi

50 posted on 12/09/2003 10:29:17 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (SAVE THE BLACK FLY)
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