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Re: Supporting White Hats (Was SPEWS)

  • From: measl
  • Date: Fri Jun 21 19:59:32 2002


On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, JC Dill wrote:

> On 06:45 PM 6/20/02, measl@mfn.org wrote:
> 
>  > I work goddamn
>  >hard keeping my corner crispy white, but the crispy whites are invisible when
>  >it comes to sales time.
> 
> Perhaps you should help the sales department position this important data 
> in their marketing literature and sales pitches.  Tout the advantages of 
> doing business with a crispy white hat, how it improves the reliability of 
> one's Internet connection and services, etc.  You can't blame the Internet 
> community for not knowing about your "secret efforts" to stay crispy white 
> if you keep those efforts secret!

There is no secret here.  Our stance is in all the literature, in the
AUP/TOS/etc.  However, as I have pointed out, when it comes time to buy,
nobody I have seen says "hrm: they're white-hat, that decides it" whereas I
*have* had prospects send me humongous emails telling how they will
"never" buy any service from us because they received an email from one of my
downstream customers (maybe 4 times removed...).

The anti-spammers need to put up or shut up.


-- 
Yours, 
J.A. Terranson
sysadmin@mfn.org

If Governments really want us to behave like civilized human beings, they
should give serious consideration towards setting a better example:
Ruling by force, rather than consensus; the unrestrained application of
unjust laws (which the victim-populations were never allowed input on in
the first place); the State policy of justice only for the rich and 
elected; the intentional abuse and occassionally destruction of entire
populations merely to distract an already apathetic and numb electorate...
This type of demogoguery must surely wipe out the fascist United States
as surely as it wiped out the fascist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The views expressed here are mine, and NOT those of my employers,
associates, or others.  Besides, if it *were* the opinion of all of
those people, I doubt there would be a problem to bitch about in the
first place...
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