Re: [Networker] Networker and Data Domain

2008-05-09 15:05:38
Subject: Re: [Networker] Networker and Data Domain
From: Matthew Huff <mhuff AT OX DOT COM>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 14:57:06 -0400
On 5/8/08 6:33 PM, "Tim Mooney" <Tim.Mooney AT NDSU DOT EDU> wrote:

> In regard to: Re: [Networker] Networker and Data Domain, Curtis Preston...:
>> It happens all the time.  Usually vendors are smart enough not to reply
>> to the list.  (In this case, the vendor tells me it was an accident that
>> he replied to the list.)  As long as the vendor doesn't lie and
>> misrepresent themselves as a user, or makes "unwelcome advances" to the
>> user, I don't have an issue with it.
>> I would define "unwelcome advances" as anything beyond replying to the
>> person's email, such as calling them.  If I asked a question and you're
>> a vendor, and you just reply to my email and say, "hey, I've got a
>> different idea from a competing vendor.  If you want to hear about it,
>> call me."  But if you grab my phone number from my signature and call me
>> 20 times, well, that's a different story.
> What about spamming them?  I get unsolicited email relating to backups,
> backup-related software, backup-related hardware, etc. and I'm pretty
> certain the vendor has obtained my email address via this list.
> These days, when I sign up for something and provide an email address, I
> generally use a one-use address, so I know how a spammer got access to the
> address.  When I signed up for this mailing list originally I used my
> direct address because SPAM basically didn't exist, so it's too late for
> that here.
> Tim

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