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Re: Digex and Akamai are raping the ARIN whois database
On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Patrick Greenwell wrote: > Bull. If I as an individual give permission for an organization I have > some sort of relationship with to have mail sent to me by third parties, > that's my perogative. What you are in fact saying is that I'm not allowed > to give that permission. > > The problem is that the sleaze factor that permeates the space. That's not the only problem. People sign other people up for those lists as a revenge tactic; consequently, those lists are worse than worthless if they don't include the IP & timestamp of when that person signed up (and are still hazardous to use even with that info). One is far, far better off collecting addresses through clear, legitimate opt-in methods... -- Bob <email@example.com> | Yes. I know. That is, indeed, *not* mayonnaise.