I find it ironic that during UN meetings on how to resolve some of the worst aspects of new information and communications technologies I have been sending out “spam” messages to thousands of email addresses.
Okay, its not really spam. But lots of email programs think I’m sending spam.
I manage an email newsletter for the Conference of NGOs which has some 2,000 subscribers or so. Usually I use Mozilla mail to send out these messages, which handily processes emails to as many recipients as you want. However the mail servers I have access to here in Geneva don’t allow sending to more than 50 addresses at once.
So I have had to resort to mass mailing programs, which undoubtedly are also used for more nefarious purposes.
Meanwhile I have grown increasingly annoyed at spam blockers used by Earthlink, AOL and other internet providers. Often someone will email me at my yahoo account requesting some information. When I reply with the information they want, their own spam blockers prevent my mail from reaching the person. I feel so… rejected.
Such is the life of a suspected spammer.