Extreme List to Combat Spammers
April 10, 1997
Pans Extreme List, an adult-oriented service
run by Inferno Publishing, will be blocking use of its mailing list to spammers
and other associated mass-mail and junk mail groups. Pans Extreme
List will always offer complete anonymity, says president of Inferno
Publishing Marcus Pan, who also handles day-to-day operation and distribution
of the list. The mailing list will never be sold and will always be
blocked using blind-copy mailings to any outside sources. The master mailing
list itself, currently holding over 625 addresses, will never be viewed outside
of Inferno Publishing. This was following a recent spam by a company who
was selling videos and attached a catalog. These were solicted through the
Extreme List and after hearing of it Pan immediately notified the solicitor
that the list is protected.
Whether or not the recent use of the Extreme list was
retrieved from an earlier time before blind-copying was used or if the
solicitor somehow stripped the blinded addresses from the header was not known.
Future uses of the list by unauthorized individuals for solicitation will be
fully retaliated against, says Pan, utilizing anything from privacy suits and
litigation to underground means which Pan refused to comment further on. In
summing up the subject, Pan has asked that anyone who receives an unsolicited
mailing that came via the Extreme List or as a result of such list be forwarded
in full to him (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that investigation and retaliation
methods may be pursued (if necessary).
About Inferno Publishing
Inferno Publishing has been in
existence for seven years since 1989 as a non-profit, personal publishing house
that distributed Marcus Pans writing, AD&D modules and related works.
Now undergoing a major expansion and change that began in April, 1997, Pan
hopes to change Inferno Publishing into a for-profit proprietorship that
specializes in Web design and advertising. Hallmark productions Inferno
Publishing is known for include: Legends Magazine, Monsters in the Attic and
Clash of the Titans (D&D: Only a Game?).