[linux-elitists] Spam complying with CAN SPAM

Ruben Safir ruben@mrbrklyn.com
Wed Oct 1 21:32:56 PDT 2008


On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 11:10:59AM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> Looks like the Marketing types of the world are
> getting emboldened by our pro-spam FTC...
>   http://weblog.infoworld.com/gripeline/archives/2008/06/ftc_says_yes_yo.html
> 
> I'm starting to see spam that looks like it traces
> back to a semi-legit company.
> 
> Anyone else getting spam linking to disposable domain
> names that copy the content from patchperfect dot
> com -- with the company's actual contact info and an
> apparently working unsubscribe link?
> 
> whois has officialtvwebsite822 dot com at the same
> postal address as the original site:
> 


This is news?

Ruben

> 6070 Mission Gorge Rd. Suite 1, San Diego, CA 92120.
> 
> Either this is a very good joe job, or it's another
> attempt by DMA types to push the boundaries.
> 
> Looks like an opportunity for another Gevalia-style
> lawsuit.  Of course, the infomercial impresarios
> behind this grass seed company will start another
> company selling something else, but there's probably
> enough money to make it worthwhile for a small ISP
> or mail host with a reasonably priced lawyer.
> 
> -- 
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