Re: junk mail

James K. Gruetzner (
Mon, 3 Nov 1997 09:15:48 -0700 (MST)

> There's not much that can be done. I have occassionally mailbombed
> (sending them thousands of large files) people who've persisted in sending
> such junk to my personal account but that's not a very Christian response
> I'm afraid. Sending complaints to their Internet provider may help but
> only if they're accessing the Internet through a commercial provider.

As list manager of another list, I have had fairly good success
in gaining help from the ISP. Of course, the junk mail has always
been from small-time operators, not larger companies. In general,
the ISP sends me a form letter stating that they have suspended
the offending account *or* that they have determined that they were
not the source. But Steve is right: the big companies which do
this don't care.
BTW, at one time there used to be on the 'NET a place to
document continued spammers; does that still exist?

Yours in Christ, | ----Solo Christus----
James | In faith and in science,
James K. Gruetzner <> | All truth is God's truth.
"A bruised reed he will not break; a smoldering wick he will not snuff out."