On 4/30/01 10:48 AM, Tom Neff <email@example.com> wrote...
>--On Monday, April 30, 2001 8:37 AM -0700 Chuq Von Rospach
>> On 4/30/01 8:24 AM, "Tom Neff" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> From an ISP standpoint, what really matters about spam is the number of
>>> recipients. The really noticeable difference between a legitimate
>>> mailing list and a spam campaign is that the latter is HUGE.
>> That's not a safe assumption, Tom. There are huge, legitimate mailing
>> lists as well.
>But wait, what does "huge" mean? How big are you thinking? The biggest
>listserv I know of is TESL-L which has about 12,000 members.
DIETCITY-AOL@LISTSERV.EDIETS.COM, the second-largest public LISTSERV list
in existence, has 2,139,878 subscribers. I would assume by its name and
description that virtually all of them are on AOL. HPJ2@LISTSERV.AOL.COM
and HPJ@LISTSERV.AOL.COM both have primarily AOL audiences and have
443,904 and 289,032 subscribers, respectively.
I'm not sure what my point is.
Adam Bailey | Chicago, Illinois
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