Now It's Arianna Huffington's Turn To Spam Voters

from the make-it-stop dept

Well, Peter Ueberroth dropped out of the California gubernatorial race yesterday after idiotically spamming voters. Now we can cross another potential governor off my list. I received spam today from Arianna Huffington. It appears to have come from a group they hired named GetActive who conveniently doesn't provide any email addresses on their website (don't want to get spammed, I guess). Looking through the headers we discover that the email was actually sent out via an ISP called RagingWire which forbids spam in their terms of service. Once again, anyone who thinks that spamming voters is a good method of gaining support is wrong and does not deserve a leadership role. Previously, I was indifferent on both Ueberroth and Huffington. Now, I am actively speaking out against them, as are plenty of others.

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    Oliver Wendell Jones, Sep 10th, 2003 @ 2:41pm

    A perfect new way to sling mud at your opponents!

    You hire a firm to spam everyone in the voting region and make it appear it comes from your opponent!

    If you'll excuse me, I'm off to patent this not-entirely-obvious business method...

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    w.h., Sep 10th, 2003 @ 5:28pm

    Re: A perfect new way to sling mud at your opponen

    Isn't happening here.

    If you receive a spam and then go to Huffman's website and request to be added to her list at a different email address, the servers used in the header match up.

    Meaning, it's not a joe job.

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  3. identicon
    JD, Sep 10th, 2003 @ 6:44pm

    No Subject Given

    I replied to a legitimate business concern (a legitimate one that I knew about before hand) telling them I did not want to receive their spam. She seriously did not believe that when they were doing was spam. Her logic was that she was selling a legitimate product. I never could get her to understand that I believe all "unsolicited" commercial email selling a product/service to be spam. Just as all "unsolicited" commercial telphone calls selling a product/service to be telemarketing.

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