[P1] Suremail Permission Based System responses

walter wbp at tesco.net
Tue May 18 04:34:47 PDT 2004

Hi Malcolm,

no, it doesn't seem to work like that because my postings to the list 
do get through, despite the suremail message saying that they had been 
deleted until I register with them.

That fact in itself is enough to let one smell a rat, I think. And my 
guess is that they harvest email addresses for spam purposes precisely 
in that way. They don't do it openly off the postings on the list, but 
if you register with them I bet there is a little clause somewhere in 
the small print that allows them to sell off your address to spammers.

I do use this address only for discussion groups and the rest of it, 
but it is still one of my spam-free addresses and I intend to keep it 
that way.

> From: malcolm cornelius <Malcolm at fireflyuk.net>
> Subject: Re: [P1] Suremail Permission Based System responses
> Isn't this just an approval system - so of course it is receiving mail 
> for the user and until you confirm that you are real and not a spammer 
> - your mail sits on their server and doesn't get thru

Hi Jean-Paul,

I did 4 days ago, but got no reply yet.


> From: Jean-Paul Thuot <jeanpaul at zhenwu.org>
> Subject: Re: [P1] Suremail Permission Based System responses (was Web 
> page will not open)
> Has anyone emailed the link below that says "need help from a real
> person?"
> Jean-Paul

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