Dan Marvin spams?

March 28, 2005 at 5:53am By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I received spam from Dan Marvin today. I replied, asking for him (or his campaign) to explain where he found my e-mail address. I have a feeling I know where he got it—from a particular e-mail list I happen to be on. If true, I’m going to be uber pissed. It would be a gross violation of the list’s privacy policies to have given out my e-mail address.

I will be interested to see if Mr. Marvin replies and, if he does, what he has to say. He may very well have collected my e-mail address “legitimately.” If so, fine. I’ll just tell him to take me off his list. But if he got it where I think he got it…

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Christopher March 29, 2005 at 2:45am

Big Deal!

What do you get a few days later after requesting an abestee ballot?

A mailbox with an absenteed ballot and 50 million political fliers (give or take a few million).

Spam, Junk mail. It’s all the same. Deal with it.

Mr. Wilson March 29, 2005 at 7:41pm

Ahh, but there’s a difference. The junk mail you’re talking about is the result of folks using public information. It’s comparable to digging names out of a phone book. That’s all fine and good. But this particular case might involve the unauthorized distribution of private information. There’s a substantial distinction there, both ethically and legally.

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