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Re: anybody else been spammed by "no-ip.com" yet?
On Fri, 3 May 2002, Paul Vixie wrote: > > I hate to sound like the big idiot here, but what exactly in the email > > you received indicates no-ip.com spammed? It looks to me like you just > > have some secret "admirer" who thought you wanted a no-ip.com account, > > and no-ip.com emailed you to confirm that you do want the account. > > spam is like pollution in that (a) whenever you're not sure if you're > doing it, you probably are, and (b) if everybody did whatever it is, > life would be universally worse for, well, everybody. > > > Random disclaimer: Yes, we're a competitor of no-ip.com's... And yes, we > > used to send similar emails to people signing up for an account, > > although nowadays instead of sending them an initial password we send a > > confirm URL instead. > > that's the right approach. no-ip's problem was they presumed my permission. > You don't even have to be in the "big idiot" league to figure out that in both the "wrong" and the "right" approach as sanctioned above by a higher authority, an email message (aka spam) is sent to the presumed subscriber. One sends a password, one asks for permission to issue a password on their site. What's the difference in the annoy factor, if indeed one were to be subscribed by a secret "admirer"? Mr. Halmu chose to think, rather than bindly obey... --Mitch NetSide