vilain Posted November 16, 2005 Share Posted November 16, 2005 I'm the webmaster for a site and domain that somehow got put on a electronic newsletter mailing list. I LART'ed the site and cc'd the admin contact in whois requesting to be removed. I also entered the email address into the "Remove Me" link in the newsletter. Yes, I know that was probably a mistake. The guy went totally cartoony, threating defamation litigation unless I ceased and desisted. That was back in April. A week later I got 2 more emails, which I just reported to Spamcop. All was quiet until yesterday. I got a couple more email newsletters with an explaination that they re-added a bunch of addresses that were supposedly fraudulently opted-out. I re-added our email to the opt-out list and LART'ed the site, and cc'd the admin. Again with the cartoony response. Spamcop had 10 entries for the domain in the last week, which doesn't seem like so much. A couple questions: - I removed us twice from this newsletter but the big gap in between seems to indicate that the publisher seems legit and our site got put on the list somehow. I know "Spammers lie", but could this case warrent cutting the owner some slack? Perhaps he readded our address, thinking it was mistakenly removed. - If things get ugly and he does sue. It may all hinge on how we got added to the list in the first place. His list is "powered by dadamail 2.1" in which the URL is no longer working, so there's a real gray area on how we got on it in the first place. But that assumes a judge will understand how the web and technology works. Is that likely? It may just be that this is some clueless crusader who mistakenly added us back to the list that we got added to by mistake back in April. If it happens again, should I just put the domain on the blacklist and just forget cc'ing the crusading owner? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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