On Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 07:17:25PM -0500, will trillich wrote: > > you will probably find that you need to broadcast an email message > sooner or later, but please do it openly and in a straightforward > manner. don't use bogus return addresses to keep people from finding > a way to remove themselves frmo your email address list. > > always consider your recipient -- give them a means to opt out, > always, always. don't be a spamming banshee that gathers enemies > and ticks people off left & right. not good business. Better yet, have people opt-in instead of asking them to opt-out. I take a very dim view of any unsolicited commercial or bulk email, even if it does give an opportunity to "opt out". Besides, half the spamfactories will sell the opt-out list to others as "verified read by a human". > i've got a service where email@example.com can sign up firstname.lastname@example.org > -- but i send only ONE email to user2 to allow them to confirm or opt > out, and THAT'S IT, until they confirm and join fully. Just out of curiousity, what happens if email@example.com tries to submit firstname.lastname@example.org after user1 did already? Or if email@example.com does it again and again and again? > best thing to do is make your service or product one that's appealing; > make a website that highlights the benefits or advantages, and allow > folks to sign up or request more info about it. This is great advice! Too bad everyone doesn't realize it... -- finger for GPG public key.
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