[Wolves] Linux Display

Peter Cannon peter at cannon-linux.co.uk
Fri Mar 4 10:57:27 GMT 2005

On Friday 04 March 2005 10:17, Kevanf1 wrote:

> We, my family, are on both the mailing and telephone preference
> service lists.  This means we don't get junk mail throught post or
> people ringing up trying to sell me a mortgage or windows or
> something.

To be honest TPS & FPS are slightly ineffectual yes they will stop unwarranted 
contact but it takes a while.

I've yet to see a big case in the UK so I doubt if they are going to take a 
small outfit to court. The best bit is after they have told you off they then 
ask if you would like to join!!!

Isn't that like the pot calling the kettle black?

We used to do fax campaigns the FPS (Fax Preferential Service) would write to 
us every week sending an explanation form to be honest you just put any old 
rubbish like "Oh sorry it was an old list we bought, oops we got a digit 
wrong on the number"  and they go away

> Unless they are based in India which seems to get away 
> with the practice.  It would be good if there were a similar service
> for e-mail addresses.  That way, if somebody didn't mind getting
> advertising for stuff then they get it.  I am one or two IT suppliers
> lists and I'm quite happy about it. 

There is its called BT nearly all ISP's route thorough Telecoms House in 
London one word to BT they threaten the ISP who in turn cut off the customer, 
no arguments.

Of course that only relates to the UK

> I'm also on a scheme whereby I 
> receive spam but I get paid for it in points.  So far it has bought me
> a Canon LiDE 50 scanner and a set of decent quality (properly
> shielded) scart cables. 

Excellent one mans Spam another mans Advertising, well done I salute you. 

> What I object to is my kids getting porn spam 
> (& me when it's paedo stuff) and offers of loans.

If its a 10th as bad as we get then I feel for you. and we have some of the 
most sophisticated security features in place.

Peter Cannon.
peter at cannon-linux.co.uk
Fedora Core 3 & Suse Pro 9.2

"There is every excuse for not knowing
there is no excuse for not asking"
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