Re: [SI-LIST] : use of this List

Laurence Michaels (lmichael@techmail.gdc.com)
Wed, 19 May 1999 10:55:14 -0400

I find it annoying to get targetted for marketting, just for posting
something to an email list. I particularly dislike email marketting,
even more when it isn't in response to a request I made. I've had sales
engineers (FAEs, etc.) send me large (>1 MByte) powerpoint presentations
about a product that I already have, and even mentioned in the email I
sent to the list.

At the very least, READ the message before sending the marketting info.

Some FAEs seem to forget that a sales brochure is not a solution.

Regards,
-- Laurence
No Spam, please.

Doug Piper wrote:
>
> Apology to the List:
>
> I'm extremely sorry if anyone is offended by my monitoring the reflector
> for potential customers who may need our products or services. I believe
> that reflectors are a great place to share knowledge/solutions and I don't
> feel that I've ever abused the privilege by contacting anyone in a
> offending way.
>
> I am an electrical engineer and enjoy the reflector dialog and I apologize
> to anyone and everyone who's offended.
>
<snip contact information>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pat Zabinski [SMTP:zabinski.patrick@mayo.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 7:44 AM
> To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
> Subject: [SI-LIST] : use of this List
>
> Question to the List: do you find it appropriate for sales folks to
> use this list as a means to gather contacts?
>
> > Another raw lead in your territory, ...

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