Re: [R] UNSOLITED E_MAILS: Integrate R data-analysis projects wi

From: Ted Harding <Ted.Harding_at_manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:18:32 +0000 (GMT)


On 19-Mar-08 10:34:12, Rory Winston wrote:
> Me too. Getting directly spammed like this is really annoying.
> I dont mind a general post to the list, but individually
> spamming each member of the list is unacceptable. Especially
> as I have no interest in the stupid product in question.

It's not worth giving in to negative emotions when you receive this stuff. It's on the same footing as a bird-dropping on you car windscreen -- just wipe it off, and carry on as usual.

However, I do agree that individually spamming each member of the list is unacceptable.

I just received my personalised copy too.

I note from the headers that it was distributed by cpbounce.com See:

  http://www.aboutus.org/Icpbounce.com

I also see a header:

X-List-Unsubscribe:
<http://app.icontact.com/icp/
listunsubscribe.php?r=8703476&l=4762&s=VH7B&m=121192&c=224770>

[all one line]

Does that mean that either I, or us, or the R-help list, am/are/is now subscribed to some icpbounce spam-dissemination list?

It is clear that the particular sender, Ben Hinchliffe, has been acting reprehensibly. This would possibly be a breach of the Data Protection Act and or Misuse of Computers Act in the UK.

But it also seems possible that we may now collectively be in the clutches of this icpbounce bunch.

I hate to suggest it (they have enough on their plates in any case), but might the R-help owners consider following this up with icpnounce and/or Hinchliffe, and getting this undone?

Best wishes to all,
Ted.



E-Mail: (Ted Harding) <Ted.Harding_at_manchester.ac.uk> Fax-to-email: +44 (0)870 094 0861
Date: 19-Mar-08                                       Time: 14:18:13
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