Monday, May 11, 2009

ABOUT IEEE SPAM

ABOUT IEEE SPAM
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(1) The IEEE constructs their mailing lists using crude data-mining
techniques that result in mailings to inappropriate people as well as
multiple mailings to people with multiple addresses (Every time they send
out a round of spam, I tend to get 6-8 copies of IEEE SPAM, at various addresses,
old and new).

(2) The IEEE don't use an opt-in -- which would mean a 1-time mailing and no
further mailings if the recipient does not respond. They use an opt- out,
which means the recipient has to take the trouble to reply to ask not to be
emailed further. This is the IEEE!

(3) Nor is the opt-out a URL on which you click once and there's an end to
it (although that too is risky, as it can simply be a confirmation to a mass
spam-sharing network that they have reached a "live" email address).

(4) Instead the opt-out requires emailing to an address they give. For me,
this means emailing them repeatedly, and having to research the email
headers to figure out which addresses they were sending to. As some of them
are now just forwarding addresses from old email addresses of mine, it means
I can't mail back directly from them, and the IEEE software will not recognize
an opt-out as originating from them, and it will keep spamming me.
This is too bad for the name of IEEE.

(5) But even when I opt-out from a current, valid email address that they
have spammed, all their spamware does is turn around the list and spam me
yet again. It is a shame for IEEE.
(I proved this when I sent you the spam with the header that had
said "Remove me from this IEEE spam list": I got yet another IEEE "invitation,"
with that header as the subject!

(6) Their messages just keep getting longer and more frequent, as they
concatenate older messages onto newer ones from IEEE.

(7) Most people are simply using their own spam-filters to filter them out
-- which proves, again, that they are simply spammers, exactly like the
viagra and porn ads.

(8) I cannot spam-filter them on my end, because my mail is on the
university's server, and the university's own central filter is doing the
filtering. Moreover, as my email is forwarded from other addresses, the
"From" address is often my own old address, and if I spam-filtered that, I
would not be able to forward any more of my old address mail.

(9) It is clear that in order to save themselves time and money, IEEE is
causing enormous time-wasting and inconvenience to multitudes of spammees,
exactly like direct telephone-spamming, with a tape on the other end, so all
you can do is keep picking up the phone and hanging up, but you cannot
escape (and in principle, if the spammers became numerous enough, you'd
depend all your waking hours picking up and hanging up your phone).

(10) For heavy email users like me, this email-spamming is approaching the
intrusiveness level of phone-spamming. With viagra and porn, based offshore
in China or Kuala Lumpur, there's not much an individual can
do: It's up to the regulators and service providers to find a solution
(probably being more rigorous about identity verification and levying
penalties). But IEEE pretends to be academics, so they can and should be
named and shamed, to alert their targets to their intrusive abusive
practices: That will put their clientele at risk, as it should, and force
them to change to a non-intrusive, non-abusive form of communication that
may cost them more money, but will save the rest of us a lot of agony, as it
should.

You may both quote and post me on all of this (but not my email address!).

12 comments:

  1. My name is Adalbrecht
    I discovered that in May of 2009 also two new outbreaks of fake papers appeared in IEEE:

    Please take careful note of the information below
    about this IEEE Computational Complexity conference
    It is another FAKE IEEE conference (fake IEEE spamference) this time on Computational Complexity.
    The organizers are academic criminals.
    Do NOT send these criminals any money. Please send this warning on to your networks.

    Many young people have been defrauded lately - and we must work together to defeat such efforts.
    Use extreme caution when applying for conferences advertised by organizations unknown to you.

    What a Shame for the IEEE Computational Complexity Conference! two new bogus papers have been accepted in the http://facweb.cs.depaul.edu/jrogers/complexity/accepted.html

    Extractors for varieties ??????????
    by Zeev Dvir !!!

    and

    Extractors for Low-Weight Affine Sources ??????? by
    Anup Rao

    The papers are absolutely fake papers.
    What a Shame for the IEEE Computational Complexity Spamference!

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  2. I am a Taxi Driver, I do not have any relation with the Educational System, but I receive every day SPAM from IEEE.
    I sent email to info@ieee.org and nobody replied
    Do you know how can I stop this Junk email to penetrate to my PC???

    This is the most recent IEEE SPAM:



    From: =?UTF-8?B?TWFudWVsIEdyYcOxYQ==?=
    User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 (Macintosh/20090812)
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    To: destinatarios-no-revelados:;



    HAIS 2010: 4th CFP. Special Issues and Special Sessions/Workshops
    * We apologize if you receive this CFP more than once.
    * PLEASE CIRCULATE this CFP among your colleagues and students.


    5th International Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems
    (HAIS´10)
    23rd-25th June of 2010
    San Sebastian, Spain
    http://www.ehu.es/ccwintco/hais2010/


    Technical Co-Sponsors by:
    IEEE.-Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
    http://www.ieeesmc.org/index.html
    IEEE.-Spain Section
    http://www.ieee.org/spain
    IEEE.-Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Spanish Chapter
    http://gicap.ubu.es/IEEE/main/index.shtml
    Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs)
    http://www.mirlabs.org/


    *** TOPICS ***
    Topics are encouraged, but not limited to, the combination of at least
    two of the following areas in the field of Hybrid Intelligent Systems:
    Fusion of soft computing and hard computing
    Evolutionary Computation
    Visualization Techniques
    Ensemble Techniques
    Data mining and decision support systems
    Intelligent agent-based systems (complex systems), cognitive and
    Reactive distributed AI systems
    Internet modelling
    Human interface
    Case base reasoning
    Chance discovery
    Applications in security, prediction, control, robotics, image and
    speech signal processing, food industry, biology and medicine, business
    and management, knowledge management, artificial societies, chemicals,
    pharmaceuticals, geographic information systems, materials and
    environment engineering and so on.

    *** PAPER SUBMISSION AND PROCCEEDINGS*** Tentative.
    HAIS'10 proceedings will be published by Springer in its series of
    Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence - LNAI (part of its prestigious
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science - LNCS series).

    All submissions will be refereed by experts in the field based on
    originality, significance, quality and clarity. Every submitted paper to
    HAIS´10 will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.

    *******

    *** CONTACT ***

    Prof. Manuel Graña
    GIC Research Group
    Facultad de Informática de San Sebastián
    Universidad del País Vasco
    Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 1
    018, San Sebastián, Spain

    20 Phone: +34 943 01 8044
    +34 943 01 5106 Fax: +34 943 01 5590
    Web: GIC Research Group
    Email: manuel.grana@ehu.es

    Dr. Emilio Corchado
    Departamento de Informática y Automática
    University of Salamanca
    Salamanca. Spain
    Email: escorchado@usal.es
    Phone: +34 616 44 9888


    For more information about HAIS´10, please refer to the HAIS´10 website:
    http://www.ehu.es/ccwintco/hais2010/

    * We apologize if you receive this CFP more than once.
    * PLEASE CIRCULATE this CFP among your colleagues and students.

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  3. I found this Protest Blog by Google. I am a Student in Electrical Engineering Department, but I am not an IEEE Member. So, the following email must be classifies as Spam:

    Received: by stevens.edu
    via sendmail from stdin
    id (Debian Smail3.2.0.115)
    Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:27:36 -0500 (EST)
    Message-Id:
    Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:27:36 -0500 (EST)
    #From: eletter@stevens.edu
    From: CISEletter@stevens.edu
    To: XXXXX@XXXXX.XXXX.XX.edu
    Subject: Issue #64 of IEEE CIS Electronic Letter, February 2010
    X-PMX-Version: 5.5.1.360522, Antispam-Engine: 2.6.1.350677, Antispam-Data: 2010.2.2.172417
    X-UIDL: )9b"!JpA"!#F~!!NKh"!

    IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Electronic Letter
    Issue 64, February 2010

    Manager: Haibo He
    Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
    University of Rhode Island
    Kingston, RI 02881
    USA
    Email: he@ele.uri.edu
    Tel: (401) 874 - 5844; Fax: (401) 782 - 6422
    Web: http://www.ele.uri.edu/faculty/he/

    Submit your contributions at http://www.ci-eletter.org
    http://tiger.ece.stevens-tech.edu/Eletter
    Submission deadline for next issue: February 28, 2010
    To become a member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society,
    please visit www.ieee-cis.org/join/

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  4. I do not like the SPAM of IEEEFebruary 8, 2010 at 11:45 PM

    NEW SPAM FROM IEEE:

    Received: from serlx15.essex.ac.uk (serlx15.essex.ac.uk [155.245.42.3])
    by mx.google.com with ESMTP id z15si124498fkz.6.2010.02.08.13.28.44;
    Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:28:45 -0800 (PST)
    Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of vic@essex.ac.uk designates 155.245.42.3 as permitted sender) client-ip=155.245.42.3;
    Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of vic@essex.ac.uk designates 155.245.42.3 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=vic@essex.ac.uk
    Received: from sernt69.essex.ac.uk ([155.245.48.29])
    by serlx15.essex.ac.uk with esmtp (Exim 4.71)
    (envelope-from )
    id 1Neb58-0007bM-6d; Mon, 08 Feb 2010 21:23:46 +0000
    Received: from mbox2.essex.ac.uk ([fe80::f143:d6b:9b74:3d3]) by
    sernt69.essex.ac.uk ([2002:9bf5:301d::9bf5:301d]) with mapi; Mon, 8 Feb 2010
    21:23:44 +0000
    From: "Callaghan, Victor"
    To: "IE2010@essex.ac.uk"
    Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 21:23:44 +0000
    Subject: CFP: IE2010 Conference & Workshops
    Thread-Topic: IE2010 Conference & Workshops
    Thread-Index: AcqpAc4F3R8zUJhS3U2Kgnsv1Lh0RAAAy/9g
    Message-ID:
    In-Reply-To:
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    6th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
    Co-sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society Technical Commi=
    ttee on Computational Intelligence and the Association for the Advancement =
    of AI
    July 19-21, 2010
    (workshops: July 18-19)

    Monash University (Sunway campus), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Web: http://intelligentenvironments.org/conferences/ie10

    Important dates:
    =B7 Paper submission: 22nd February 2010
    * Notification of acceptance: 12th April 2010
    * Paper final submission (with revisions): 26th April 2010

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  5. I 've just go this spam from ieee


    Message-Id: <201002100032.o1A0WYE28423@mail.obgyn.net>
    Errors-To: iceimt-request@tools.org
    Reply-To: iceimt@tools.org
    Originator: iceimt
    Sender: iceimt@tools.org
    Precedence: bulk
    From: c.herget@ieee.org (Charles Herget)
    To: Multiple recipients of list ICEIMT
    Subject: IEEE IV2010 Submission Date Extended
    X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0d -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas
    X-Comment: Intl Conference Enterprise Integration Modeling Technology

    Over the past two decades, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles (IV) has gained
    reputation as the premier annual conference where researchers and
    practitioners share the latest technical advancements in the field. On
    behalf of the IEEE IV 2010 Organizing Committee, we enthusiastically invite
    you to submit high-quality papers to the 2010 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles
    Symposium, held June 21-24 in La Jolla, CA, USA. Please encourage your
    colleagues to submit novel and interesting papers and attend this exciting
    event. The paper submission deadline is Feb. 15, 2010, and more information
    can be found below and at the website, http://cvrr.ucsd.edu/IV2010.

    THE INTELLIGENT VEHICLES SYMPOSIUM (IV'10) is the premier annual forum
    sponsored by the IEEE INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS SOCITY (ITSS).
    Researchers, academicians, practitioners and students from universities,
    industry, and government agencies are invited to discuss research and
    applications for Intelligent Vehicles and Intelligent Infrastructures. The
    technical presentations are characterized by a single session format so that
    all attendees remain in a single room for multilateral communications in an
    informal atmosphere, most of the papers will be poster presentations. Papers
    dealing with all aspects of vehicle-related intelligent systems and
    cooperation between vehicles and infrastructures are solicited for IV'10.
    This year the symposium will directly follow the IEEE CVPR 2010 conference,
    held the previous week in San Francisco, CA. A Ph.D. Dissertation Forum will
    offer advanced Ph.D. students the opportunity to present their research to a
    panel of distinguished faculty and industry luminaries.

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  6. I have asked to take me off their mailing lists several times, but the IEEE sends me much spam every morning

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  7. This is a new IEEE Spam

    Due to Chinese New Year and numerous requests, the 6th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC'10) and the 7th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD'10) is extending the submission deadline to 10 March 2010. We cordially invite you to submit a paper or invited session proposal.

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    Selected best papers will appear in SCI-indexed journal(s). All papers in conference proceedings will be indexed by both EI Compendex and ISTP, as well as the IEEE Xplore.

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  8. One more fake conference
    One more fake conference
    One more fake conference
    -----------FAKE CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS ---
    Submission of Industry Papers and Short Papers to
    Industrial Conference on Data Mining ICDM 2010 is now open.

    Dear Colleagues,

    We encourage industrial people to show their applications and projects for data mining at ICDM 2010 in Berlin. This work can be presented as poster during the poster session in the special industry track. Please submit a one page abstract including title, name and affilation.

    Industry Papers may be submitted to info@data-mining-forum.de

    Please visit www.data-mining-forum.de for more information.

    Kind regards,

    Prof. Petra Perner
    Chair of ICDM

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  9. One of the WORST fakers and spammers is the supposedly legitimate IEEE Communications Society. We have been working nearly two years to get them to stop distributing their utter nonsense to our company e-mails via maggotmail... eh, sorry magnetmail. Here's an example of the latest:

    Subject Machine-to-Machine 101: Go from Concept to Market
    Sender IEEE Communications Society
    Recipient xxxxx@ieee.org
    Date Today 23:00

    Understand the M2M Business Case
    Select an appropriate Business Model
    Prepare for deployment

    Overview of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) for Engineers and Managers
    26 March 2013 - Online - 9:00am - 4:30pm EST
    $250 IEEE / ComSoc member; $300 non-member

    This one-day course provides engineers and managers with the insights and perspectives required to take their cellular-based Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions from promising concept to marketplace success by successfully navigating the maze from analysis, design, approvals and support, all the way through to marketing options and launch.

    At the end of the course, you will be able to:
    Define M2M and clarify the main components that comprise a cellular M2M solution
    Identify the possible overall processes involved in bringing a solution to the M2M marketplace
    Describe the wireless technologies and hardware available and the selection criteria for a solution
    Outline steps to consider when designing the solution up front in preparation for ease of certification
    Relate the Over-the-Air Performance Considerations
    List the M2M platforms available to manage the SIMS/Devices

    Learn More.



    Register by 19 March to guarantee delivery of your course handout in time for the course.





    About ComSoc Training Courses:
    Each course participant receives:
    A hard copy of the instructor's PowerPoint slides via post
    Access to the recroding of the session (this ensures global participation; you can access the course to review it for self-paced learning for seven days)
    0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units (equivalent to 6 Professional Development Hours)

    System Requirements: PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000 Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

    Learn more about IEEE ComSoc Training. Review the schedule of upcoming courses.

    Questions about IEEE ComSoc Training can be directed to m.catis@comsoc.org

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  10. More dribble from the IEEE Communications Society! Note: The IEEE system administrator had promised put a stop to the nonsensical mailings and claimed to have ensured that no marketmail would arrive at the registered IEEE alias. Here we see how good their word is!

    We've asked personnel who have membership in this utterly questionable organization to consider NOT renewing it!

    Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:40:29 -0400
    To:
    X-Mailer: Siebel -1
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Sender: IEEEservice@ieee.org
    Subject: Complimentary Membership from IEEE Communications Society
    From: IEEEservice@ieee.org
    Reply-To: no-reply@ieee.org
    Message-ID:
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=BF_1366306423559_569510591


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    Join IEEE ComSoc today!
    *This offer is valid only for the 2013 membership year. Other restrictions may apply. Web offer only. Void where prohibited by law.
    Questions? Please direct your inquiries to the IEEE Contact Center or call Member Services 1-800-678-4333.



    www.comsoc.org

    IEEE Communications Society - 17th floor , 3 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016


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  11. I would have to spend entire day everyday just to browse and read all IEEE spam I am getting. It is ridiculous and makes me sign of from this ridiculous membership for which they make me pay over $200 a year.

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  12. Report the spams to SpamCop. Unfortunately, IEEE is not one person, but an organization full of IT individuals, some who show respect to ethical promotion of their activities, some who do not.

    IEEE as an organization should educate its members on the proper use of email as promotion.

    I report all spam I get from IEEE to SpamCop.net. IEEE spam is no different than Viagra spam.

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