ScaleOut software spammed me, inviting me to their booth at TechEd. Using an email address only published on my web site.
So please, do me a favour and tell them what you think about spam...
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As a developer you should know better than to place a raw mailto: link on your website. By doing that you're asking for spam, which may not always be as polite as the one from ScaleOut.
melsam [MS] wrote:As a developer you should know better than to place a raw mailto: link on your website. By doing that you're asking for spam, which may not always be as polite as the one from ScaleOut.
I don't know if I should be horrified or not that an MS employee is seriously trying to justify spam because "I was asking for it".
Is that your team's attitude That as soon as you see an email address anywhere you can spam it regardless? I seriously hope no-one else near you believes that, because it's seriously pathetic.
I think the fact that he(?) is a Microsoft employee is neither here nor there... But his statement is still absurd reguardless...
I don't think Melsam is justifying spam. He's just stating the obvious that putting your e-mail address on your website unprotected will attract spammers.
Last TechEd, a company called MSD2D got hold of my email-address.
They keep sending me daily newsletters, and repeated attempts to unsubscribe from their service have proved useless. I've sent emails to the CEO, the CEO of their mother company, their ISP and notified the spam monitoring authorities. Nothing really helps.
So much for CAN-SPAM...
Anyway: You have my sympathy...