Vendors spamming NANOG attendees

Tom Beecher beecher at beecher.cc
Wed Jun 21 15:09:34 CST 2017


I was just thinking that as I caught up on the thread.

I ignore unsolicited sales contacts as a general rule. If they persist to
the point of annoyance, I'll kindly advise them that I'm not interested,
and ask they cease. If they still persist, I'll drop out the 'I'll never do
business with you, and will start advising my peers not to do so either.'
It's very rare things ever get that far.

Just ignore it. Or if you're feeling saucy, go full on '419 Eater' on them
and burn up as much of their time as possible. I have no ethical issues
about wasting someone's time after they've been asked politely not to waste
mine.

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 9:25 AM, Josh Luthman <josh at imaginenetworksllc.com>
wrote:

> Does anyone else feel this thread has generated more spam in their inbox
> than the vendors?
>
>
> Josh Luthman
> Office: 937-552-2340
> Direct: 937-552-2343
> 1100 Wayne St
> Suite 1337
> Troy, OH 45373
>
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 1:45 AM, Jay Hennigan <jay at west.net> wrote:
>
> > On 6/13/17 10:28 PM, Mel Beckman wrote:
> >
> >> But as I said, harvesting emails is not illegal under can spam. And the
> >> requirement to not send you UCE to harvested emails is pointless,
> because
> >> how do you prove that someone did that?
> >>
> > Seed the list with one or two spamtrap addresses never seen in the wild.
> > Wait.
> >
> > In this case, the spammer was stupid enough hot only to abuse a list of
> > technical people who run networks, but to brag about it within the body
> of
> > the spam.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jay Hennigan - CCIE #7880 - Network Engineering - jay at impulse.net
> > Impulse Internet Service  -  http://www.impulse.net/
> > Your local telephone and internet company - 805 884-6323 - WB6RDV
> >
>


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