Great Circle Associates List-Managers
(September 1996)

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Subject: Re: bogus subscriptions - lists on lists
From: "Adam H. Kerman" <ahk @ chinet . chinet . com>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 01:05:53 -0500 (CDT)
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <199609170022 . UAA02887 @ panix . com>

> Date: Mon, 16 Sep 1996 20:22:11 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Danny Lieberman <dfl @
 panix .

> I'm curious to know how many other list owners are receiving
> indications that their lists are being added to other lists,
> as pranks or some other form of abuse?

Amazing. The very next message in my mailbox was the following (the 
damned thing went out to the list):

{begin extracts from message}

>From Howard_Marsh @
 smb .
 comTue Sep 17 00:50:19 1996
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 1996 18:27:26 -0400
From: Ward Marsh <Howard_Marsh @
 smb .
To: Smith Barney Mail List <muni @
 smb .
Subject: Thanks for Your Subscription

Welcome to the Smith Barney Muni mail list.

We will be mailing you news about the municipal bond market every ten days
or so.                                                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

For example this week as the stock market climbs to new highs,
Smith Barney is please to bring you municipal bond offerings
from Hawaii and Sand Diego.
If you wish to remove yurself from this list do not send an e-mail reply.
Our listserv is not equipped to handle subsciption requests.
Please call 212-723-5373 and ask for Ward Marsh or fax us a note at
212-723-8939.  Be sure to include your name, phone ,and email address along
with the words "unsubscribe munimail"

{end of Smith Barney message}

Given the number of misspelled words, I wonder if this thing is a bad joke.

I like the innovations: "Our listserv cannot handle list commands, so 
unsubscribe by fax, or give us a personal call to hear another sales pitch."

I'll have to look into seeing if a complaint could be filed with SEC or 
National Association of Securities Dealers.

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