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Re: Digex and Akamai are raping the ARIN whois database
From: Bob K <melange () yip org>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 23:34:12 -0400 (EDT)


On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Patrick Greenwell wrote:

Bull. If I as an individual give permission for an organization I have
some sort of relationship with to have mail sent to me by third parties,
that's my perogative. What you are in fact saying is that I'm not allowed
to give that permission.

The problem is that the sleaze factor that permeates the space.

That's not the only problem.  People sign other people up for those lists
as a revenge tactic; consequently, those lists are worse than worthless if
they don't include the IP & timestamp of when that person signed up (and
are still hazardous to use even with that info).  One is far, far better
off collecting addresses through clear, legitimate opt-in methods...

-- 
Bob <melange () yip org> | Yes.  I know.  That is, indeed, *not* mayonnaise.


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