Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997 23:24:02 -0500 (EST)
From: Ken Parker <email@example.com>
I'm not sure WHAT'S going on! I've been recently getting some
people from AOL who have been acting rather abusive in their
attempts to leave my list: One sending a post to the list with
"REMOVE, REMOVE, REMOVE!!!" in the body.
Nothing to worry about; this is normal behavior for some AOL subscribers
(not the majority but even a small percentage adds up with such a large
ISP). Ive been dealing with this since AOL came into existance. More than
just about any other set of net folks, AOLers seem to have a sense of
entitlement. Many just dont understand the net and seem to think their
money is paying for us all to be at their beck and call 24 hrs a day, 7
days a week. Ive had people say as much to me. Freebee trial periods
don't help matters.
You'll get this from lots of newbies from all sorts of ISPs and it comes in
waves. People who think everything needs to happen immediately and who
dont know what a mailing list is when they sign up for one. If they get
really abusive or mailbomb the list, I report them to the postmasters.
"There's nothing wrong with me. Maybe there's Cyndi Norman
something wrong with the universe." (ST:TNG) firstname.lastname@example.org