Changing Host Companies

Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Mon Sep 8 20:19:40 IST 2008

On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 12:06:56PM -0700, Scott Silva wrote:
> on 9-8-2008 9:45 AM Chris Sweeney spake the following:
> >Interesting spam. 
> >---
> >Home Phone $10 per month, only from T-Mobile ask me for more information!
> >
> Isn't the T-Mobile ad also spam?
> Although I'm sure that T-Mobile is adding that for you without your 
> knowledge.

IME, no, it's not, even if he had put it there himself.

Spam, to me, is a) unsolicited mail whose b) sole purpose is to solicit a
sale.  If he had that in his sig on a message he posted to a conversation
which contained otherwise useful information (however slight), then I
don't call it spam, myself.

If it was someone *else's* thread, and he just perked in to say
"meetoo!", then you have to look further, to things like "is the person a
regular contributor", etc...

If Spam were black and white, SA wouldn't have so many lines of code.  :-)

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