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I've been through the same thing with him .... more than once. He does get
pretty nasty when he flames -- something that happens too often,
especially when it's in response to polite requests to stop sending requests
for people to feed their information to his address-harvesting software.
You'd think he would stop sending stuff when asked in a polite,
straightforward manner ("Please stop sending these Plaxo messages to me.
Please remove me from your lists."), but it didn't work out so easily. Not
even repeated requests helped.
I found that I had to add him to the blacklist filter on my university's
system. Any mail from him is automatically deleted. That worked for
awhile, but he is using a different address (old: "[log in to unmask]" or
"KM Cluster <[log in to unmask]>"; new: "[log in to unmask]"),
so I received another one a few days ago. Time to update the blacklist.
Near the end of his message was the following paragraph:
You received this message from someone using Spoke InTouch,
a private solution for updating your address book.
Using Spoke InTouch, you respond directly to the sender,
not to a shared-contacts data server.
It looks like he's now merged forces with Spoke. Hmmmmm....
Joshua O'Madadhain wrote:
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> On 15 Dec 2004, at 3:04, Hanno Mueller wrote:
>>> I think a simple e-mail to John will suffice. A few months ago, I was
>>> getting requests from John to join one of those network websites. I
>>> sent him an e-mail that I was uninterested and to please stop sending
>>> me automatic requests. He replied if my request was for a permanent
>>> stop which I replied that it was and that was that.
>> I wish it were that simple. I have asked John several times in the past
>> to remove me from his list. He usually answers by acting dumb and/or
>> flaming me. He has told me several times that I am "not on any list",
>> yet I keep receiving his messages.
>> Only today I have received *yet another* of his unsolicited "please
>> confirm your contact details" messages. I have just complained to him
>> and received yet another flame reply from him.
> I've had the same experiences (repeated contact queries, requests for
> removal, dumb and/or flaming responses), including the message
> today...with the exception that he has not (yet) responded to my latest
> pointed request for removal.
>> What an odd guy.
> A more charitable description than what I would be likely to construct.
> *wry smile*
> Does anyone know whether he's re-subscribed to SOCNET? (I seem to
> recall that he'd agreed to leave after the last round of this mess.)
> I've noticed that the list of SOCNET subscribers is no longer available
> (the instructions on http://www.insna.org/INSNA/socnet.html
> notwithstanding), but I suppose that he could be working off an old
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