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Re: st: Is Spam Arrest legit?

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: Is Spam Arrest legit?
Date   Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:09:35 -0500

I took a calculated risk and did what it wanted. But Paul - whoever your are - and anybody else who uses a service like this - please pay close attention to Bill's message below. You have to find a way to let listserv messages through if you are going to use a service like this. Otherwise you will miss a lot of messages and/or annoy a lot of people who have no idea who you are. It is not so bad if only one or two people on a list use such a service but imagine if a 1,000 did? It would bring list activity to a screeching halt.

At 09:48 AM 9/1/2013, you wrote:
Hi Rick,

I use Postini for my email accounts. There have been a few times where an email or two from the Statalist has been snagged by it, but Paul should be able to add the Statalist to an approved sender list through his service provider.

On Sep 1, 2013, at 10:29 AM, Richard Williams <> wrote:

> Slightly off topic here, but I've sent two messages to Statalist today and both times I have received a message from "Paul" which says in part
> ---
> You are receiving this message in response to your email to Paul, a Spam Arrest customer.
> Spam Arrest requests that senders verify themselves before their email is delivered.
> When you click the above link, you will be taken to a page with a graphic on it. Simply read the word in the graphic, type it into the form, accept the Sender Agreement, and you're verified.
> You have to do this only once per Spam Arrest customer.
> ---
> I'm guessing this is legit, but does anyone know for sure? It would be a bit of a pain if everyone on a list started using this service, and I really don't care that much if "Paul", whoever he is, gets my messages or not. But I'll do it so long as i am not secretly infecting my computer with a virus. (Plus I have this feeling I am going to get these annoying messages every time I post to Statalist until I give in and do what it wants.)

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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