Lars Martin Fosse l.m.fosse at
Mon Jul 14 09:08:46 UTC 1997

Our list has not been bothered with spamming for some time (as far as I can
see), but if this spectre should once again lift its ugly head, here is a
counter-strategy that might inspire us all. It is from the corpora list:

Dear Eugene, [who suggested moderation as a way to counter spamming]

Perhaps moderation is one way to go. I have no firm opinion on this. What 
I do is to thank them for their interest in the corpora list by donating 
a 4 million word corpus (encrypted of course) included in my reply to 
them. Usually they use a fake return address so I just keep the domain 
part and replace the receiver part with "postmaster". I include the 
original junk so that the postmaster can figure out what inspired my 

Probably not a real good idea, but since I'm on vacation I haven't had 
the energy to figure out anything more constructive.

Daniel Ridings
Gothenburg, Sweden Lars Martin Fosse
Haugerudvn. 76, Leil. 114,
0674 Oslo

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