Re: Advertising

From: Sales@MLF
Date: Fri Jul 02 1999 - 15:30:10 EEST

Ben Halford,

I agree!! With open discussion about how to filter your mail the last thing
I need is Delete-Key-Abuse. As it is, the only time I have to review the
mailings takes away from my family.

Let's keep the advertisements in the magazines or the mail(USPS) and give
credit where due. Next time please openly sign your e-mail.

Carl Dekker

-----Original Message-----
From: Halford, Ben <>
To: '' <>
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 4:24 AM
Subject: Advertising

>I'm going to make a general point here which is directed at an increasingly
>high number of people / companies who blatantly use the rp-ml as a bill
>board. Where I come from these messages (I've seen two this week at least)
>might be called propaganda. They are certainly NOT news releases as news
>gathered by independent (we hope) journalists. They ARE press releases,
>as such are designed to convey a new development, process or service
>by a company. They are therefore very close, if not indistinguishable from
>being adverts. Now I have no problem being informed of the latest and
>greatest technology / information systems in the world of RP, after all
>is why I subscribe to the rp-ml. What I do mind is the tone of this type
>message which both contain quotes from the people who send them (!!!!!!)
>pricing information. If the product or service is really worthy of further
>investigation then all we have to do is hit the Reply button or pick up the
>phone. It's that simple. There can be no justification for blatantly
>including costings in e-mails purporting to be informative. Of far more use
>would be quotes from customers (well known if possible) who have used the
>service and can offer an end user perspective. There I've said my piece.
>Before I go I would make one further point. That is that this may just be
>cultural issue and that while this might be the norm in certain regions of
>the world others view it as totally unconstructive (want to guess what my
>interpretation is ? ).
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