Your recommendation please: big volume mail solution

Scott Silva ssilva at
Wed Nov 7 00:21:23 GMT 2007

on 11/6/2007 3:42 PM Arthur Sherman spake the following:
> I posted this question in several lists and, amazingly, I got badly flamed.
> :)
> Many demanded the IP or domain to block, even threatened me to block my own
> mail servers, which never sent a spam.
> Not all though, actually some of gurus were quite understanding...
> Let me clear some points here:
> The services my company provides are legit spam-proof etc hosting services.
> The client turned to us for because of quality he believes we have in
> building mailers, i.e. technical expertise netto.
> Legally, he has the right to do such mailing in Israel.
> His mailing will be in Israel only, and has working Unsubscribe option - we
> are scrupulous about this part.
> His DB was legally bought from legit provider, not us also. I checked the DB
> is legit here.
> His servers will be neither in our data center, nor in our IP range, as he
> builds his own data center, which will host his servers.
> Discussing this in open forum was made in effort to openly discuss the
> business need, and find a solution to make him as least spammer as possible,
> while still allowing him the functonality he seeks.
> Don't you deny the business need for big email volumes?
> He will become a legit "marketing"-mailing service provider in Israel.
> We better start thinking in this direction also, the sooner the better - the
> market demands...
> Thank you
> Arthur
I'm sorry, but even though I believe in Opt-in mailing, I do not believe in 
Opt-out mailings, no matter how "legitimate" someone thinks it might be.
Opt-in means I asked you to send me something. Opt-out means you sent 
something I did not ask for, and even if you have a working unsubscribe, I 
still didn't ask for it. If I moved into your house without your permission, 
but offered to leave if you asked me to, would you be alright with it?

If it is from a purchased list, it will be an unsolicited message.
1 million a day will be bulk e-mail.
So unsolicited + bulk e-mail = UCE = spam !

You can't argue with the math.

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