[R] Inference for R Spam

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 16:48:19 CET 2009

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 9:58 AM, Martin Maechler
<maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
>>>>>> "TL" == Thomas Lumley <tlumley at u.washington.edu>
>>>>>>     on Tue, 24 Feb 2009 05:39:33 -0800 (PST) writes:
>    TL> The same company caused a complaint about a year ago
>    TL> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2008-March/157423.html
> thanks, Thomas.
>    TL> The mailing company they are using (iContact.com) claims to have a tough antispam policy. So does everyone, of course.
> Indeed.  Note that the 'From' (= Reply-To) address of their spam is valid;
> if everyone replies (as I did) that they would never consider
> their product because of their completely fraudulous spamming
> (They have the infamous
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> that action may help (or then may not ..).
> Yes, "of course" they've probably harvested e-mails from the R
> mailing lists (mirrors / repositories / ...), but at the moment,
> please don't start a public discussion about the
> non-appropriateness of mailing lists in the age of spam,
> unless *YOU* are offering your time to provide something
> "uniformly better" (i.e., for those who want, it *must* work via
> e-mail exclusively, not via compulsory web-browser clicking).

Perhaps a separate list could be set up for commercial messages
to keep the main list free while providing an outlet for them.

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