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Subject: Re: Unauthorized archiving and presentation of mailing list by remarq
From: David Shaw <dshaw @ jabberwocky . com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 13:59:32 -0500
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <v04210102b4edf17d462f@[209.112.91.136]>; from twentz@mc.net on Thu, Mar 09, 2000 at 07:53:31PM -0600
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On Thu, Mar 09, 2000 at 07:53:31PM -0600, Tim Wentz wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm new to the list-managers list, but I can tell you what our list 
> went through a few weeks ago.
> 
> Our list was alerted to remarq's tactics a few weeks ago when one of 
> our subscribers found a new message board on remarq that delivered 
> the same messages she was getting from our list.
> 
> What we found was: whenever anyone subscribes to remarq's "message 
> board" for your list, their system sends a subscribe command to your 
> list. All of the messages are archived from the moment the first 
> remarq subscription comes through and they maintain a subscriber list 
> gleaned from the posts.
> 
>  From the moment we realized what was happening we locked down our 
> list, changing the config files to require admin approval of 
> subscribe requests so that we could prevent remarq from receiving any 
> more posts.

I found a better solution - I stuck them into sendmail's access.db as
"550 Remarq is never welcome here".  Along with listtool.com.. 

Such wonderful companies just itching to make a buck off of someone
elses work...

David

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