JIM REARDON <jim_at_amusive.com> WROTE:
> 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.
TO WHICH BRAD JENSEN <brad_at_elstore.com> REPLIED:
> Interesting arguments.
> 1. The cost of one additional email to a person in the
> USA who is not paying for connect time is zilch. In any
> case, an email takes half a second or less of connect
False. On multiple accounts.
A given advertisement email takes on average (assuming
1 *small* 1K email) 3.5 seconds per completed
transaction (email wise). Seems small, but yes, there
are indeed people in the US who pay for their
Additionally, there is the cost in terms of network
traffic, server processing and storage, and logspace.
If a message bounces, the costs increase faster.
> All advertising is spam, it's just some advertising is
> less spamlike than others, in the eye of the beholder.
False. Spam is almost universally accepted as
unsolicited commercial email. If someone asks to get
advertisiements, or agrees to as part of some bargain
(thinking of the 'free' services, such as egroups), it
is not spam.
Do not meddle in the affairs of sysadmins, for they are
easy to annoy, and have the root password.
Received on Thu Aug 03 2000 - 18:36:39 CDT
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