Turn Back the Spam of Time

Turn Back the Spam of Time

Post by Frisbee? MCNG » Thu, 04 Sep 2003 04:31:01


Are you one of the people who received that weird time traveler e-mail?

I got at least one of them.

Here's an article on the author:

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,60141,00.html

or

http://tinyurl.com/lmpn

"A trail of Internet clues has fingered Robert "Robby" Todino as the source
of the time-travel messages. In a telephone interview last week, the
22-year-old Woburn, Massachusetts, resident admitted that he has sent nearly
100 million of the bizarre messages since November 2001."

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Turn Back the Spam of Time

Post by el corazon del demoni » Thu, 04 Sep 2003 04:52:03


Quote:
> Are you one of the people who received that weird time traveler e-mail?

> I got at least one of them.

> Here's an article on the author:

> http://SportToday.org/,1284,60141,00.html

"
In August 2001, the state's attorney general ordered Robby Todino's
company, RT Marketing, to stop sending fraudulent e-mail adverti***ts
for "free government grants" and "detective software."

Under an "assurance of discontinuance" deal -- the first antispam
 action ever taken by Massachusetts regulators -- Todino agreed
 to pay a $5,000 fine and halt "misleading and deceptive" spamming
practices.

Shortly thereafter, Todino's first wave of time-travel spam
hit the Internet. In November 2001, using the AOL screen

e-mails with the subject line, "Time Travelers PLEASE HELP."

****So I guess he was going to take the money for the fine and
spend it on time-travel equipment, zork himself back to 2001 and..
not spam everybody?

RstJ
GDer/CU'89

 
 
 

Turn Back the Spam of Time

Post by Ted War » Thu, 04 Sep 2003 06:38:09

Quote:

> Are you one of the people who received that weird time traveler e-mail?

http://www.futurehorizons.net
This site is the kind of thing I always expected from the internet and
didn't get nearly enough of. Doesn't look like much at first, but you gots
to browse a little.

Ted Ward