Sterling Hughes wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-02-02 at 17:42, Manuel Lemos wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Lars Wilhelmsen wrote:
> > >
> > > "Ben Clumeck" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]...
> > > > I would like to send an e-mail (the same e-mail) to 1,000 different
> > > people.
> > > > I want each persons name to be in the "To:" field. Is there a way to
> > > > customize it to where it can say Dear____ (having a different persons name
> > > > corresponding to an e-mail address) so that it looks customized.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Ben
> > > >
> > >
> > > What you are describing is called SPAMMING, something
> > > we really, really dislike.
> > You are confused. Spamming is sending the same message to the same
> > person more than once.
> > What I think you mean is unsolicited e-mail. The original poster did not
> > mention whether the people he wants to mail want to receive his
> > messages, so you can't assume that is necessarily unsolicited.
> I think you are confused... Unsolicited e-mail is in fact the
> definition of spam!
No, with time, people started confusing definitions. You may not be
aware of it because you were too young and by that time you probably
even did not knew about what was the Internet. AFAIK, spam was, in the
early days when there was not even the Web, what was called to
cross-posting the same message to multiple newsgroups. Remeber Monty
Python sketch, they were complaining of more of the same spam.
Since often spam is also unsolicited, people started confusing concepts.
In mailing lists and newsgroups like this, messages are only unsolicited
when they become completely off-topic, which is not the case. You ought
to study a little history first before you decide to make any of my
message yet another pointless personal attack.
> Secondly, reasonable assumptions can often be made, for example, when I
> see a message from you, its almost guaranteed that you'll be plugging
> PHPClasses, or Metabase, or both. Assumptions are why killfiles were
Sterling, you seem to be sick if you are watching every message I post
to jumping in to attack me or my work.
I was not even promoting the PHP Classes site. If I were I would post
its URL, which I didn't. I was sharing my knowledge on sending messages
to a large number of recipients. It happens that my knowledge on bulk
mailing is based on my experience sending notifications to the site
Since you are so obcessed to attack me probably because of possible
stupid envy, you could only see my message as another plug to promote
Sterling, get a grip, you would do much better in get rid of those
unjustifiable sick feelings that you hold against somebody like myself
that is still bothering to contribute to the PHP community providing a
PHP component sharing site that is accessed by many tens of thousands of
Another thing, is that you are so ungrateful because whatever I do to
let people know about the PHP Classes site is to bring people to the
site not only to share and benefit for each other PHP components, but
also to provide a substantial audience not only to the components that
the users share, but also to the reviews of PHP books like your own: PHP
I even tried to make a nice review, as usually I do with all books I
review because I know that it takes a lot of time to write a good book
and in the time you spent writing it you would probably earn more money
working on some paid PHP project than whatever you may ever earn from
selling the book.
I know that it isn't much, but 710 users went to Amazon eventually to
buy the your book because of this review. It is an humble contribution
to compensate for your effort and of other PHP book writers.
Anyway, I am considering discontinuing this section of the PHP Classes
site because it is not providing enough income to cover for the site
expenses. Now, after I read your personal attacks I wonder why am I
waiting to discontinue it when all I get for attempting to promote the
site to bring in more audience also for the book reviews, is just
personal attacks from authors like yourself?
Of course this hurts me bad, but I am kind of used to the hostility that
I get of envious unsensible PHP developers like yourself.
Right, now, if you do not have anything nicer to say to me, please don't
even bother to mail me.
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