BRAD JENSEN <brad_at_elstore.com> WROTE:
> God have mercy on my heathen soul, I have a
> product that I want to sell through spam.
Are you sure it's worth SprintLink cutting off access
to your website? Is it worth being added to a hosting
client blacklist? It's a simple phone call away (800
number, at that), once the emails start going out.
It's rather difficult to sell a product on the web
without a website.
> I need a list of domain names (preferably all of
> them.) I'm going to send a message to postmaster@
> each domain, advertising our email archive server
1) Most domains are 3rd party hosted, you're just being
- a waster of bandwidth
- an increased expenditure if they pay for above
- a waste of their time
2) Most postmasters you're trying to reach are:
- avid spam haters [think about it -- who DEALS with
the spam attacks, who secures the servers against
- easily annoyed ["Do not meddle in the affairs of a
sys admin, for they are subtle and quick to anger"]
- the people who are most likely to report you for spam
- the most likely to attack, flame, and take malicious
action against you for spamming.
3) Most lists of domains and contacts are pruned from
network solutions, disregarding their service terms
for using WHOIS. This makes them illegal to own, buy,
4) Many people own more than one domain. These people
will get multiple copies of your message. You know
what that does? Ticks people off even more.
5) What your doing is unethical, wrong, rude, and all
sorts of synonyms relating to the fact that you
shouldn't be doing it.
<Obvious sales pitch removed for obvious reasons>
> How about this for subject lines:
> Don't let YOUR vice-president lose his email!
> Avoid the gory story and archive your emails
> or just the simple:
> Are you looking for a good corporate email archive?
> One that won't make you switch email server software,
> or reconfigure hundreds ro thousands of email client
How about this as a reasonable alternative:
Instead of shifting the costs of your marketing onto
others (and, as previously mentioned, possibly
breaking a law in doing so) -- you take responsibility
for your marketing and pay for it yourself. There is
no reason I should pay the outrageous amounts of
bandwidth I have to pay for because people, exactly
like you, think they deserve a free ride.
Both have opt-in lists of people you want to reach.
Buy some keyword advertising on search engines. Get
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Received on Tue Aug 01 2000 - 16:45:53 CDT
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