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Re: Update on Querying IADB

  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Wed Mar 17 12:06:54 2004

On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 01:48:45 PST, "Anne P. Mitchell, Esq." <>  said:

>		 Accepts unverified sign-ups, gives chance to opt out

>		 Has opt-in confirmation mechanism
>		 Has and uses opt-in confirmation mechanism

>		 All mailing list mail is confirmed opt-in

Hmm.. this is loads of fun if you're running a Listserv that has several
thousand lists defined, and not all of them have the same policies (for
instance, although the vast majority of our lists are 'confirmed opt-in', we
have several lists that are bulk-loaded with database extracts for "captive
audience" lists such as "all freshmen", "all grad students", and so on).

Also, the pricing seems a bit whacked - are you *really* expecting sites that
have less than 30 customers to pay $200/month?  I know a *lot* of people
who have formed collectives of 10-15 people who chip in and get a 1U at
a colo....

It's totally unclear how you can encode an "individual" listing - that
whole "stuff to the left of the @ sign" thing is rather unhandy...

I'll skip the estimates of the cash flow generated if the database gets big
enough to be useful, but I suspect that Verisign might have competition....

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