Dear list members,
Recently a Web Page running under the name of GenForum.Com
was started. This page is a message board for surnames, the owner listed all
the surnames that were being run under ROOTSWEB on it. A night or so ago
the owner of this page decided to flood ROOTSWEB with Spam mail about his
page. The following is a letter sent to all listowners from Brian Leverich
<As many of you are aware, GENFORUM.COM
spammed all the RootsWeb lists
<It killed our mail server, and judging by the e-mail we've received
<it irritated a lot of folks.
<Here's what we've done at RootsWeb:
<We captured and killed as much of the spam as we could, and I'm
<trying to bring the mail server back on line.
<I've written to Cliff Shaw to tell him we'll be sending him a bill
<for damages after we clean up the wreckage, and we expect him to pay
<I've also written to all the upstream providers of his Internet
<connection, asking them to share a personal growth opportunity with
<What a sleaze. *sigh* -B>>
I suggest that the members of this list boycott this page to show are
support for ROOTSWEB. We need to help stop these spammers. Remember
At this time I would like to suggest if you haven't had the chance to mail in
a donation to ROOTSWEB Please do so. This only goes to show that
your donation is well used to keep the computers of ROOTSWEB well and alive.
This is not the first spam to hit ROOTSWEB since the death of MAISER, but
hopfully with the combined efforts of Brian, Karen and Larry it will be the
To be a "member" it is $12.00 I think it is $24.00 to be a "sponsor".
$12.00 per person not per list that you're on.
They request US funds to be sent to this address:
Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative
P.O. Box 6798
Frazier Park, CA 93222-6798
Remember this is ***NOT*** required to be a member of this list or any other