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On the subject of spam...
Thought this might be of some interest since we've been talking about spam lately (I personally like the bit about "net cops" :-) Full headers included for your amusement. -meg [email protected] > Forwarded message: > From [email protected] Fri Feb 21 19:06:01 1997 > Return-Path: [email protected] > Received: from mtigwc03.worldnet.att.net (mailhost.worldnet.att.net > [220.127.116.11]) by nic.cerf.net (8.8.5/8.8.8) with ESMTP id TAA05271 for <[email protected]>; > Fri, 21 Feb 1997 19:10:29 -0800 (PST) > Message-Id: <[email protected]> > Received: from q.qqq.com ([18.104.22.168]) by mtigwc03.worldnet.att.net > (post.office MTA v2.0 0613 ) with SMTP id AAA3017; > Sat, 22 Feb 1997 03:06:50 +0000 > From: Product Link <[email protected]> > Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 19:08:48 PST > Subject: We Will Send Your Bulk Email > Status: R > > *If you want to be removed from our mailing list, please respond to this > email and put "Remove" in the subject line. > > We will send out your bulk E Mail. Period. No qualifiers, no conditions, > no nonsense...and we'll do it at the best prices. > > We are Product Link. We are a business partner with a marketing > company which develops buyers for its clients' products through electronic > marketing; primarily broadcast fax. Together, we have over a hundred clients, > almost 10% of which are Fortune 500 companies. We have numerous staff, > and have just begun, at client request, to send high volumes of E Mail. > > If you're new to bulk E Mail marketing, as we were a short time ago, I can > confirm that all the E Mails you've been getting from E Mail software > companies about how great E Mail marketing is; well, they're true. However, > as those of you who have already purchased software and have tried bulk > E mail know, nothing good ever comes easy. > > Our staff has spent millions of advertising dollars on our clients' behalf; > everything from commercials on the Superbowl to ads in the New York Times, > to full page spreads in Scientific American.; not to mention the sending > of over 1,000,000 marketing faxes a year for major corporations. > > Bulk E mail has been quite an eye opener. > > The Internet, the on line services and ISP providers are full of shrill, > self appointed "net cops," whose mission in life seems to be dumping on those > who have the audacity to sell product via E Mail. I don't wish nor intend > to debate the issue here, except to say that if you've purchased bulk E Mail > software (or intend to), you've already found out that when you attempt to > use it, your ISP provider will shut you down, your E Mail account will be > bombed, and electronic flames will become a way of life. > > Since we have a low tolerance for allowing small groups of vocal fanatics > to dictate our business life, we set up our own system to send out Bulk > E Mail. This system will be greatly expanded in 30 days or so (we're > installing more T lines), but we currently have room on our system to send > out Bulk E Mail for a limited number of companies or individuals other > than ourselves. > > We'll send out your order, large or small. We'll do it quickly, and > we'll do it at a really great price. You can supply the list, or we'll > supply the list. Place an order with us, and we'll give you advice on > how to set up your E Mail so your on line service won't shut you down, how > to write your material, and much more. We will also write your marketing > material, if you so desire. If you supply a list, we can run it through > our computer program to sort out all duplicates and bad AOL or CompuServe > addresses. If you buy a list from us, we will guarantee that the exact > number of names you order will go out; if we send a list for you and a > number of addresses are not delivered, we will send out more E Mails until > you get delivered exactly what you ordered. We can even tell you how to > confirm that your list was sent. > > We also have programs that can filter out E Mail "bombs" and other > irritating toys played with at your expense by people who don't > have a life. > > When we first began exploring bulk E mail, we contacted numerous firms > advertising that they would send out bulk E mail. What we got was > answering machines, disconnected numbers, and no call backs. The one firm > that did contract us would only send limited numbers of E mails for > us, and then only if we had already sent the list out once and taken off all > the removes (go figure...if we could send out the list once, what did we > need them for?). We finally got so exasperated, we set up our own system. > And are we glad we did. Speaking as a marketing man with over 30 years > experience in major advertising, E Mail marketing will change the face of > advertising and cost of sale forever. I do not believe that has ever been > a vehicle like it in history to allow anyone of any size and any budget to > advertise and sell their products literally overnight. We employ 18 people, > and I guarantee you that when you E Mail us back, you'll get a call. > Right away. And the office phone number we give you, will have a live > person at the other end. > > Following is a price list to give you an idea of the > quality of our company. Please bear in mind that Bulk E Mail is > effective in large numbers; i.e., 25,000 and above. > > Price List To Send Bulk E Mail: > > Amount Cost Set Up (One Time Fee) > > 25,000 $150.00 $50.00 > > 50,000 $275.00 $50.00 > > 75,000 $400.00 $50.00 > > 100,000 $550.00 $50.00 > > > Bulk E Mail amounts above 100,000 per sending will be bid on a > case by case basis. If you wish to modem us a list, there may be a > small charge for down load depending on list size. If you wish us to >"clean" your list (remove all duplicates and bad addresses), we will supply a > bid on a case by case basis as with writing your marketing materials and > other services. > > If we may be of service to you, respond to this email with your name, > company name, and phone number, or may also call us directly at > (805) 654-4042. Thank you. > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -