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Re: Another sad proof of why the industry can't handle the UCE issue

  • To: Paul Wouters < >
  • From: Piet Beertema < >
  • Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 11:32:07 +0200

    Today I found a spam from Microsoft in my mailbox. Nothing too
    special, apart form the footer in that email:
    Translation: This message is too important to accept any opt-out
    preference you've registered with us. This might happen again in
    the future.
That's your interpretation, not a translation. I don't have
a problem with an *occasional* (like in this case) message
from the manufacturer of a product I use when it is about a
(potential) serious problem with that product and refers to
a [webpage with] solution.

    It's obvious that a voluntary, industry-driven opting scheme will
    never work. Let's hope correct EU guidelines will be implemented in
    law with the member countries soon. At least before I start receiving
    40Mb porn previews.
You're really overdoing it. And that's not going to help
us much either.


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