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Re: Digex and Akamai are raping the ARIN whois database
From: Chris Woodfield <rekoil () semihuman com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 17:13:55 -0400 (EDT)

Avi, I don't think you're getting the fact that the very act of purchasing
a mailing list inherently means that there's no way that the addresses on
that list can be "opt-in". If they had opted in to receiving email from
you, you'd have their email addresses already, and would have no need to
purchase them.

Can you disclose who the list was purchased from? You're taking a big, big
chance when you purchase so-called "opt-in" mailing lists, as this episode
proves. One fudged email address on that list could prove very

Again, as this episode proves.


If there have been problems or are ever problems with something that
looks like spam from Akamai OR an Akamai partner, but for Akamai, I'd
encourage anyone to let me know.  The firm commitment is that if there
have been problems in the past, or are problems in the future, with
opt-in lists, that all use will stop and thus the associated headcount
slots will become vacant in marketing...


Yo Avi!

On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Avi Freedman wrote:

Marketing has had luck with opt-in lists in the past year or so.  This is
the first time there's been a problem with list-based e-mail.

Not true, I have gotten some of these in the past from Akamai and
complained.  This is just the first time Akamai has been so publicly

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