Request to a moderator: please remove my message because of spam!

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by Abraham Durceau, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Dear Sir,

    Recently (Feb. 12.2007) my mail "How to drag images with a mouse?" was
    published here, and I've got a reply.

    Soon after my message was published, a spam overflowed my mailbox. The fact
    is, that I've JUST opened this mailbox (two weeks ago), and JUST registered
    with your newsgroup (Feb. 12.2007).

    My ISP administratot told me that it was my fault to honestly write my
    return mail in the Properties tab of a newsgroup account at Outlook Express.
    So now it appears in the header of my message "How to drag images with a
    mouse?", and greedy spammers which scan the newsgroups for new addresses now
    are free to abuse my family (including a child, a schoolgirl) with their
    nasty proposals.

    Please help my family and me to protect from spammers!

    I understand it was my fault to be honest - but, PLEASE: would you DELETE my
    message "How to drag images with a mouse?" from a newsgroup?

    Thanks in advance,

    Abraham Durceau
    Abraham Durceau, Feb 15, 2007
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  2. On Feb 15, 11:02 am, "Abraham Durceau" <> wrote:
    > Dear Sir,


    This is Usenet, a group, not an individual. (And, like most newsgroups
    on Usenet, comp.lang.javascript is not moderated)

    > Soon after my message was published, a spam overflowed my mailbox. The fact
    > is, that I've JUST opened this mailbox (two weeks ago), and JUST registered
    > with your newsgroup (Feb. 12.2007).
    >
    > My ISP administratot told me that it was my fault to honestly write my
    > return mail in the Properties tab of a newsgroup account at Outlook Express.


    No. Spam is a fact of live on today's Internet. Your email address is
    going to get into the hands of spammers, so lying about who you are on
    Usenet might delay the inevitable, but nothing more. It isn't a
    solution.

    > Please help my family and me to protect from spammers!


    I have great success with http://spamassassin.apache.org/

    I've heard that the free Thunderbird mail client has decent spam
    filtering, and needs far less technical knowledge to set up then
    Spamassassin.

    > I understand it was my fault to be honest - but, PLEASE: would you DELETE my
    > message "How to drag images with a mouse?" from a newsgroup?


    Nobody has that ability. This is Usenet, your message has been
    distributed across hundreds (possibly thousands) of servers and a
    great many permanent archives.
    David Dorward, Feb 15, 2007
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