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    Microsoft Sends Illegal Unsolicited Commercial Spam
    Anyone else get these emails? Gotta love it, got 3 of these emails in the last 2 days. They sent them to an email address that's only used for my domains so they harvested it from some whois records and definitely not from ANY opt-in list. They go on to say they want people to boycott Microsoft because they sent out unwanted, unsolicited email. I didn't read the entire email as it's rather long but some things that stand out, and I find hilarious, are:

    OUR MISSION: Worldwide Boycott of MICROSOFT Software / Hardware / Service SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: "Don't Support Illegal Spam, Don't Buy Microsoft Products"

    OUR GOAL: 100 Billion Views / 99.9% Internet Saturation

    So I got emails from a SPAMMER saying I should boycott MS because of SPAM. They say "Don't Support Illegal Spam" but want me to support their "Illegal Spam". Their goal is 100 billion views and 99.9% saturation. How can they possibly plan to send this to every person on the planet 20 times and not be spammers themselves? This is too funny.
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    I also recieved 2 emails like yours. As yours did, they came from a catchall account on 2 diferent domain names. I started to read them and then deleted them after the first few sentences. I just figured - more spam complaining about spam!

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    Just a spammer group pissed at Microsoft working with law enforcement to make them do perp walks.
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    I got my first one of those today, and that's just what I was thinking. How does spamming people about Microsoft's spam solve anything?

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    Microsoft isn't spamming, that is the point, this is just trying to paint ms in a bad light.

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    I realize MS isn't spamming. With all the junk email I get each day from all of my accounts, I can't remember ever getting any spam from MS. Just thought their approach was funny: spam me about MS spam and explain how you'll spam the planet about MS spam. Someone has WAY too much time on their hands.
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    I know you got it xandman, I should have addressed my response - which was directed towards stephfoster's post.

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    Ahh, ok, just didn't want you to think I even implied MS was spamming. This is one thing that made this email so funny.
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