SPAM from NetScape and AOL

Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 00:23:42 -0700
From: "John M. Brown" <>
Subject: SPAM from NetScape and AOL
Looks like NetCenter just got a mailing list from AOL and there
AOL Chat app.

Thanks AOL for violating my privacy request,
Thanks NetScape for sending me SPAM.

I don't know how things really work under the covers, but your screen name
is visible to anyone in the AOL chat room as soon as you enter the room.
Do you have some evidence that it was AOL, and not merely some AOL user,
(or user's bot) that collected your AOL screen name?


I doubt that John Brown even has an AOL account.

I assume what happened is that he gave them his email address on one of their web sites and they decided it made a good entry into the database they send "marketing opportunities" to? :slight_smile:

Yup, no AOL account here. Yup, Wayne is correcto-mundo.
PS: "I also clicked on the don't show my handle to the world option."

John "I don't and won't have an AOL account" Brown

or is that

John "AOL is Internet U for the masses" Brown