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

  • To: Jan Meijer < >
  • From: Paul Wouters < >
  • Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 12:44:53 +0200 (MET DST)

On Fri, 22 Oct 1999, Jan Meijer wrote:

> The original messages states clearly that even if you stated you don't want
> to receive mail you still will receive mail every now and then.
> I'd say: you let the vendor know you do not wish to receive mail from them. 

That' the opt-out I chose from Microsoft. Mind you, I am not even a customer
of them. I got included when I once downloaded their frontpage unix extensions,
which I'm not even using :)
I tried to notify them of this, imho, incredibly stupid code of conduct, and
guess what? The admin-c is postmaster@localhost, and it doesn't exist :)

> As Paul pointed out, every vendor can think of a reason why some things are
> extremely important and thus dump them over the "b" list.  But then you have
> the option to opt out of that one. 
> Concluding I'd say the vendor should provide supporting mechanisms if they
> think some messages are that important that a general opt out should be
> ignored.  That way the opt out principle is not thrown away, but used.


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