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From: "Diane K. Hettrick" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Lots of porn
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 14:04:02 -0700
I started getting the mass mails for drugs with the forged headers
when everyone else did. The messages showed my list-admin address as
sender and they came to my personal email as list-admin.
Since blocking them in any way would have gummed up RootsWeb, I just
kept deleting them.
But now my personal email spam filter thinks it's ok to let those
messages through to me. I'm glad it was just pills instead of the
Just imagine if any of this stuff made it through to the lists. I
remember the bad old days before RootsWeb and filters. There was one
message that went to a list and generated 150 messages. Half a dozen
people wrote in to complain about the original message. Then other
people wrote to respond to them or chastise them, then they
responded. Other people threatened to leave the list "if that's the
kind of message that will be posted!" and other people wrote to beg
them not to leave the list. Another set started telling people to
stop talking about it and do some genealogy, and yet another group
started demanding that the List Owner appear and do something. Of
course there were responses, some rather rude, to all these people.
When the List Owner appeared and told everyone to shut up (politely,
of course), a few messages came through from people who hadn't read
all the mail before responding. Then people wrote and told them to
pay attention to the List Owner and that started off another round.
Several people got hurt feelings and announced that people were mean
and they were leaving the list and others begged them to stay (repeat,
repeat, repeat). It may have been more than 150 messages.
We're missing all that fun...