Is MARK STEWART- The New King of SPAM-A-LOT???
by Loraine Ritchey firstname.lastname@example.org
In this latest Lorain County Auditor’s 6 degrees of non separation
“Stewart, who sits on the Salvation Army countywide advisory board, has been using the auditor Web site’s e-mail address list to solicit contributions for his Salvation Army fund-raising page, sources told The Morning Journal.”
Well that IS a nice gesture BUT ( there it is that BUT (t) again ) – the questions raised would be -
Does a taxpayer who goes to the website to access county records or purchase such things as a dog license have an “expectation of privacy”?
“Blair said. “I realize he must feel he’s doing a good thing. This young lady certainly objected. She used the Web site to purchase her dog license and in turn her office e-mail was made known and that solicitation was sent there. I don’t think that’s right. I certainly wouldn’t do it.”
After all after accessing the site today I found no warning
http://www.loraincounty.com/auditor/ on any of the pages that
“YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESSES CAN BE USED BY EMPLOYEES -SUCH AS THE AUDITOR -TO PROMOTE PERSONAL CAUSES”
I question that receiving an unsolicted e-mail in this manner – would that not fit into the classification of SPAM?
Spam is an issue about CONSENT, NOT CONTENT. Whether the UBE message is an advert, a scam, porn, a begging letter or an offer of a free lunch, the content is irrelevant – if the message was sent unsolicited and in bulk then the message is spam.
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And if according to Deputy Auditor Craig Snodgrass in the same article states:
Craig Snodgrass, deputy county auditor, said everything on the auditor’s Web site is a public record, including the e-mail addresses of registered users. He said the office does not have a non-solicitation policy, adding a reporter was once allowed to have e-mail lists of people who have registered their dogs through the site to obtain information.
I wonder if he would be so accommodating in letting me have the names of the persons who used the county computers to send ” Angry Taxpayer” emails to this site from a county computer adddress?
And then of course if “all” the county computers are public records maybe we could get a look at the “pictures on Phil Betleski’s computer- care to share ?
A letter from Special Prosecutor Brendan Sheehan to Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said that while Betleski was on vacation, one of Nedwick’s employees discovered several digital photos and home movies that were “personal in nature” on his county computer.
AND whilst we are at it – care to comment why Linda Keys was suspended
by her boss – Mark Stewart- for “actions unbecoming a deputy auditor.”.
Public record ?? Craig- should I be making a request?
All I know is that on the websites such as Charleston Village website that have the capacity to send out Group Emails I cannot submit anyones email address- they have to submit those themselves due to “spam” rules and regulations.
I now await the next group of solicitations from the IRS- ODOT- The City of Lorain and any other government entity with whom I have had to submit my email.