9.312 source? commercial mailings?

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Sat, 25 Nov 1995 09:11:08 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 312.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: Willard McCarty <mccarty@epas.utoronto.ca> (8)
Subject: source?

[2] From: W Schipper <schipper@morgan.ucs.mun.ca> (15)
Subject: Commercial mailings

Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 08:18:21 -0500
From: Willard McCarty <mccarty@epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: source?

Years ago I ran across what was said to be a Hebrew proverb, "Do what you do
only out of love". Would anyone on Humanist know where the original saying
might be found?



Willard McCarty, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
Departments of Classical Studies and Italian Studies (Toronto)
(416) 978-3974 voice (416) 978-6519 fax mccarty@epas.utoronto.ca

Date: Fri, 24 Nov 1995 09:06:08 -0330 (NST)
From: W Schipper <schipper@morgan.ucs.mun.ca>
Subject: Commercial mailings

I mananage a number of lists, and have been noticing what might be
called "blanket subscription requests". Since all the lists I manage
require owner approval for new subscriptions, and since five of these
lists originate from one node, it is easy to spot them for me.

I'm not even sure this is the right forum to raise this issue; but in
the event that it is, has anyone else who manages listserv lists noticed
this phenomenon? My suspicion is that this is a way of getting together
a lengthy mailing list of individual subscribers, so that these
subscribers can be blanketed with commercial messages. Like buying a
mailing list, except in this case it is free.


W. Schipper                         Email: schipper@morgan.ucs.mun.ca
Department of English,              Tel: 709-737-4406
Memorial University                 Fax: 709-737-4528
St John's, Nfld. A1C 5S7