Spam Offer by Paul Laughton
To senders of uninvited email solicitations

Version February 8 Copyright (C) 2011 Paul Laughton

TAKE NOTICE that I am unwilling to be freely emailed junk, and that I reserve my right to take action against anyone sending me email contrary to the Notification and Offer below. 

Rights in the text of this Spam Offer

Copying, redistribution, modification and production of derived works of this Spam Offer are permitted only under the GNU General Public License (GPL). The copyright of most parts of this document are held by Junkbusters Corporation and are used here by permission under the GPL. This Spam Offer comes with no warranty. If clarification is needed refer first to the document titled About Junkbusters SPAMOFF published by Junkbusters Corporation; for copies see www.junkbusters.com . Copies of the GPL are available there or from the Free Software Foundation, 675 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. 

Notice of permission 

I permit anyone who receives an uninvited solicitation by email (``You'') to include my name and my email address(es) given below in Your reply to the sender or the sender's agent, on the following four conditions. 
  1. Your reply must consist of the Notification and Offer quoted here (or any similar version published by Junkbusters) and the copyright notice. It may also include the names and email addresses of others who have also issued this same Notice of Permission. 
  2. The reply must be made in a responsible and reasonable manner. It must not be sent in large or bulk email messages. 
  3. You must not do anything that imposes any cost, liability or obligation on me. 
  4. Your reply is Yours, not ours. You are not authorized to act on my behalf in any way. 
I permit my name and my email address(es) below to be included in lists published on the Web of people who have adopted the same Notification and Offer and Notice of Permission .

Notification and Offer 

I do not want to receive uninvited solicitations by email (``Junk Email''). I am unwilling to receive Junk Email freely because it costs me time and money. If you send me any Junk Email other than on the terms of the offer set out in the following nine points, I will take this to mean that you plan to use what I offered you without paying for it. If you ever try to do this I reserve my right to take any action available to me without further reference to you. Actions available to me include taking proceedings against you for negligence or breach of contract, which may result in substantial damages being awarded against you by a court. The unauthorized use of my computing facilities may even be a crime. 
  1. I offer to receive all further email from you on the terms set out below. If you send me any solicitation by email without my express prior written consent this will be taken as your acceptance of this offer. 
  2. For the purposes of points 3 and 4, you will be taken to have sent any email sent by any entity apparently associated with you for the purpose of sending email solicitations. 
  3. You must pay me One Thousand US dollars ($1000) for each such item of email that you send me. 
  4. You must pay me One Thousand US dollars ($1000) for each copy of each email solicitation that you send to anybody or any email address referred to below, even if you don't send a copy to me. You may also have to pay other persons as well if they have sent you a similar offer. 
  5. I may join with any of those persons for the purpose of efficiently collecting your payments. 
  6. You must mail payment by certified check to me within five working days of the transmission of the email. If you do not know where to send payment, you must state this in the email and give me an easy way to tell you. For your convience you may now also remit payment via my Paypal Account: paul@laughton.com 
  7. Each email item must be uniquely identified, and each payment must clearly identify the relevant item or items. 
  8. You must tell me your name and full business and residential addresses in each email message. 
  9. I may vary the terms of or terminate this offer at any time (even after you have accepted it). Any new terms will apply to all email you send after you have been notified of a variation. 
(Due to increased costs, the per spam payment was $1000/spam as of February 9, 2011.)

Identification

Name : Paul Laughton

Email 1: paul@laughton.com
Email 2: kathleen.laughton.com
Email 3: sarah@laughton.com
Email 4: (any and all other names)@laughton.com

 URL : http://www.laughton.com/spamoff/spamoff.shtml

End of Spam Offer


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FTC Launches Crackdown on Deceptive Junk E-mail

This domain, laughton.com, has been on the Internet since 1995. During the year of 1998 I noticed that laughton.com was getting a growing amount of Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE or Spam). To help control the problem, I set up filters in the individual laughton.com mailboxes. These filters catch more than 90% of the Spam. I forward the filtered out email to a special Spam mailbox. I have kept all of those diverted Spam emails since January 1999; thus, I have a record of the magnitude of the Spam problem for one insignificant Internet domain.

That SPAM mailbox now has over 18,000 message. These emails occupy over 160 megabytes of disk space. It would take over eight hours to transmit that much email using a 48k-baud modem.

The number of Spam emails arriving at laughton.com has increased exponentially over those last three years. 

1999 - 2,519 Spam Emails
2000 - 5,112 Spam Emails
2001 - 10,191 Spam Emails
2002 - Over 2,000 Spam Emails as of February 1 

How big of a problem is Spam for you today? However big it is right now, you can be very sure that it is only going to get worse, much worse, unless well all work together to stop the problem.

Visit some of the links on this page and join in the fight against Spam.

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