Thanks for your comments Cyndi.
On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, Cyndi Norman wrote:
> This is a very tricky situation. Whether or not I'd suggest you intervene
> would depend on what you mean by "hate mail."
That term was used by the injured party, and I passed it along.
> If the mail is threatening, harrassing, or illegal in any way, I would give
> full cooperation. Ask to see a copy of it first.
He did send me a copy, the worst word was "bugger" or something to that
effect. It was nasty in tone, but not overly aggressive. This list member
did recieve some truly pornographic email from a former list member (in a
separate incident). In that case I stepped in, informing the flamer his
foul language would not be tolerated, and he was banned from my lists.
Seems this guy is a magnet.
> If the mail is just plain mean and only happens once, I'd probably say,
> work it out between yourselves (not that this is really possible with most
> anon mailers).
Yes, that is basically what I did. If it continues, you give good advice
(giving out the information slowly).
I am trying to prevent a situation where I give out an address and it
turns out to be the wrong one. Now some innocent person is dragged into
this. Who knows, I might be threatened with another law suit!