Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Dr. Jay H. Schwartz, D.C. - The Spamming Doctor -- Don't do business with spammers

Okay yesterday, I got two copies of the spam below -- one to my personal email address and an identical one to an old work email address.

So I visited their website and called the number listed there. The receptionist who answered as happy to take my call and yes this was Dr. Jay H. Schwartz, D.C.'s office. She was surprised about the spam (technically Unsolicited Commerical Email/Unsolicited Bulk Email) but said the Doctor, Dr. Jay H. Schwartz, D.C., 'does things like that sometimes'. I explained that the doctor's junk mail was in the same category as porn site ads, viagra or penis enlargers. I told her that it was not a polite advertising policy and like most of the people who got the email likely weren't even within 100 miles of Dr. Jay H. Schwartz, D.C.'s office. I volunteered to talk to the doctor but Dr. Jay H. Schwartz, D.C. was busy and left my phone number and email.

No reply.

So I'm going the public shaming route.

Did you get this spam too? If so give him a call (try collect) and politely explain why spamming is not a good way to drum up business. Here is the contact info from http://www.northrocklandhealth.org/doctorsoffice.shtml

Phone: (845) 354-7621
Fax: (845)354-7627
E-Mail: info@northrocklandhealth.org
Mail: Pacesetter Park Rt. 202
Pomona, NY 10970

Please remember that the only reason people spam is because some
small fraction of the recipients actually respond to the ad. Please
don't do business with spammers. Thanks!

I wonder if Chiropractic Wellness & Fitness Magazine
(www.cwfmonline.org), Foot Levelers, Inc. (www.footlevelors.com), and
www.ERA.com appreciate being mentioned in this spamming doctor's junk

Here is the spam I received twice. Be aware that I live about 4 hours
from where Dr. Jay H. Schwartz practices and have never signed up for
any sort of medical mailing list.

From mail@northrocklandhealth.org Mon Oct 07 13:12:24 2002
Return-path: <mail@northrocklandhealth.org>
Envelope-to: marc@localhost
Delivery-date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 13:12:24 -0400
Received: from [] (helo=relay3.datapeer.com)
by slammer.netnation.com with esmtp (Exim 3.36 #1)
id 17ybO3-000101-00
for marc@nozell.com; Mon, 07 Oct 2002 10:09:43 -0700
Received: from localhost (unknown [])
by relay3.datapeer.com (Postfix) with SMTP id 2CE82B60E4
for <marc@nozell.com>; Mon, 7 Oct 2002 13:25:33 -0400 (EDT)
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
To: marc@nozell.com
From: mail@northrocklandhealth.org
Reply-To: mail@northrocklandhealth.org
Subject: North Rockland Health Online
Message-Id: <20021007172533.2CE82B60E4@relay3.datapeer.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 13:25:33 -0400 (EDT)

North Rockland Health Online: All kinds of healthy "stuff"

"Just keep banging until someone opens the door."

North Rockland Health Online, as a free community service,
broadcasts health information to many thousands
of local residents to help improve quality of life
and to provide assistance when having to make
important healthcare decisions.

We apologize if you received this e-mail in error. To unsubscribe
simply click http://www.northrocklandhealth.org/subscribe.shtml

Jay H. Schwartz, D.C. - Editor





1. Family Tips - Laughing away the pain
2. Light & Easy - Beating the blues with exercise
3. Just the facts - Eye Safety
4. Question-of-the-month - Doctors keeping you waiting?
5. Feature Article - Growing up with orthotics
6. Late Breaking Consumer & Natural Health News
7. If selling your home - It's all about curb appeal
8. Health Department Updates
9. Community Calendar - Wazzup 'round town?


1. Laughing has got to be good for you!
A new study indicates laughter may reduce pain as much as 40%.
Can something that make you feel good stop you from feeling bad?
UCLA Medical Center researchers continue testing this in their
pain labs. How about working there?

Apparently kids are asked to submerge their hands in ice water.
Those watching "funny videos" where able to keep their
hands submerged 40% longer.

The notion that humor might produce healing enhancing changes
in the body is gaining respect. Regardless, we can all laugh a little
more, and that has to be good.

Excerpts reproduced with permission from
Chiropractic Wellness & Fitness Magazine