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firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > I've gotten petitions with 300 signatures, saying I should sing and send > it everyone I know, unless I'm the 500th signer and then send it some > address. These are copied to me and 30 other people. My copy generally > dies because I know the emails of few people, and they are usually > already on the list. These sort of petitions are usefull as e-mail bombardments. I also participated in such a petition sent to me by a Russian friend just before the Iraq war. If every recipient forwards the mail to ten others, then you will have 10^n lists containing n names. Because there are only a finite number of people on Earth, you will probably receive the same petition many times. Millions of copies of the petition will arive at the intended destination, taking out the e-mail server by overloading it. The e-mails arive from different senders, so the recipient can't protect him/herself from the bombardment. -- _____________________________________________________________________ 2x sneller ADSL met Zon Breedband Family. In combinatie met ZonTel nu voor maar 29 euro per maand. Bestel nu op www.zonnet.nl/breedband Bovendien met gratis modem en geen aansluitkosten! _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk