Linux Journal Announces Spamtrap Contest

SEATTLE, WA -- SSC Publications, publisher of the award-winning monthly magazine Linux Journal, is pleased to announce a contest to find the world's most effective spamtrap.

The contest rules are as follows. Contestants should create a new spamtrap e-mail address and attempt to acquire as many spam e-mail messages as possible in one week (7 days). The address may be publicized in any manner except for subscribing or opting-in to mailing lists. Contestants should submit how many spam messages they received, what they did with the messages and how they publicized the address. The Linux Journal staff will choose one grand-prize winner, who will receive a Lego Mindstorm Robotics Invention System.

"We want to start 2003 on a purely fun note" commented Carlie Fairchild, VP of Marketing & Sales. "A benefit to the fun, though, will be that the Linux community exchanges its brilliant ideas about understanding, controlling and getting rid of spam."

All entries should be sent via e-mail to:Linux Journal Spamtrap Contestcontest@linuxjournal.com

The contest deadline is January 31, 2003. For more information about the contest please send an e-mail to contest@linuxjournal.com.

About Linux JournalLinux Journal is the premier Linux magazine, dedicated to serving the Linux community and promoting the use of Linux world-wide. A monthly periodical, Linux Journal is currently celebrating its eighth year of publication. Linux Journal may be purchased at all major bookstores and newsstands and may also be ordered by calling 1-888-66-LINUX, sending e-mail to subs@ssc.com or visiting http://www.linuxjournal.com/. For additional information about Linux Journal send e-mail to linux@ssc.com.

About the PublisherSSC Publications is an established leader in the Linux, Open Source and UNIX fields, publishing best-selling books, reference cards and e-zines in these fields since 1983. SSC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has been operating since 1968. Visit SSC on the web at http://www.ssc.com/.

Media Relations Contact:

Rebecca Cassity, Marketing ManagerSpecialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC)PO Box 55549, Seattle, WA, 98155Phone: +1 206-297-8653 / Fax: +1 206-782-7191rebecca@ssc.com

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Rebecca Cassity is the Director of Sales for Linux Journal

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