Re: SPAM on the list
Peter K Kennon (lego@VISI.COM)
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 18:32:57 -0500
First off I would appreciate if you would spell my name correctly. I do
realize that you did not post to the list, but I believe the way you handle
your distribution of information should be handled differently.
1. According to Federal Law, you are required to put the words "Commercial
Message" as the first two words in any commercial E-Mail message. (Internet
2. I believe replying to a message and leaving the same subject is a way of
tricking the recipient into reading the message. By leaving the subject as
"Re: Blood Borne Pathogens" you made me think that you were commenting or
had a question about that post. Then when I open it to see a commercial
message, I feel tricked.
3. I believe it is against list guidelines to use any names and/or e-mail
addresses gained from the list for commercial e-mail distribution. (You'll
have to ask the list admin. to be sure of the exact guidelines.)
I believe it is great that you are distributing scouting goods, but I
believe you need to re-think your advertising. Some of may be just learning
more about your software, and catching up on legal developments. I find it
hard to belive that no one has sent you a note regarding un-wanted mail.
But, I wouldn't assume that everyone recived you messages with overwelming
Also, I do not belive I owe you an apology. Just to point out, I my
previosus letter I did not attack you as a person and I would hope that you
would show the same respect. I am happy to disscuss the issue of Internet
SPAM with you, but lets keep our eye on the ball.
Let's continue this disscussion in private E-mail as so we do not disturb
Peter K. Kennon
ICQ: 606143 email@example.com
"If it takes courage to stand up and speak, it takes even more courage to
sit down and listen."
Works Cited - Internet Mag. June 1997, SPAM on the Net, 164-169
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City