Spam on AUUG mailing lists (was: [Talk] Commercial: Unix/Linux Hands-on Training)

Nina Augoustis nina at
Fri Oct 3 13:56:52 EST 2003

my apologies, thought it would be relevant, other user groups allow it.
AUUG members have received a 15% discount with us for some time now.

Best regards,

Nina Augoustis

(P) 1800 654 103
(F) 1800 813 536

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey [mailto:Greg.Lehey at]
Sent: Friday, 3 October 2003 1:43 PM
To: Nina Augoustis
Cc: talk at
Subject: Spam on AUUG mailing lists (was: [Talk] Commercial: Unix/Linux
Hands-on Training)

On Friday,  3 October 2003 at 13:34:56 +1000, Nina Augoustis wrote:
> Thought some of you may be interested in one of the following relevant
> courses in your state -

Even if this is relevant to our membership, this is spam, and under
proposed legislation it would be subject to prosecution.  Please don't
do this again.  If you have legitimate offers which you think would
interest our membership, please contact Liz Carroll
<busmgr at> and we will arrange to let those members know who
might be interested.  If you're prepared to give AUUG members a
discount, you can be sure you'll get a significantly better uptake.

Talk subscribers: in the past, we used to send messages of this nature
to auug-announce.  That's arguably worse than sending it to talk,
since everybody gets it then.  We've had a few complaints, and we're
thinking of creating a separate list for this kind of announcement.
Does anybody have views on this?

See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
NOTE: Due to the currently active Microsoft-based worms, I am limiting
all incoming mail to 131,072 bytes.  This is enough for normal mail,
but not for large attachments.  Please send these as URLs.

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