I just got an e-mail from an organization that calls itself SPAMIS (Strategic Partnership Against Microsoft Illegal Spam). The message consisted of an article that was apparently written by Graham Lea of The Register, complaining that Microsoft is abusing some of its mailing lists and sending out unwelcome, unsolicited e-mail.
Ironically, the mailing from SPAMIS …
- was unsolicited;
- was addressed to an e-mail alias that I have never used at any Web site and that never receives any e-mail except from my domain registrar;
- didn’t include any identifying information about the sender;
- didn’t include any mechanism for removal from the list.
In short, this group sent me spam complaining about someone else’s spam.
Even more ironically, the domain from which the mailing was sent has apparently been suspended by its hosting company.
Funny, isn’t it?