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  1. #1
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    WebHostPlus - We'll spam the death out of you until you're as limp as a chicken

    Anyone like spam?

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    From : Webhostplus Sales Department <[email protected]>
    Sent : Friday, July 29, 2005 2:55 PM
    Subject : WebHostPlus is proud to announce the release of its new VPS Plans!


    Dear Clients,



    WebHostPlus is proud to announce the release of its new VPS Plans! Now starting at $29.94 per month and free setup, you also get 200 Gb of premium bandwidth, as well *** free CPanel with Fantastico.



    Sign up now and get an additional 10% off by using code “summer2005” of the already reduced price!



    Take advantage of a unique way to run your own server, affordably! Our Virtual Private Servers (VPS), which include Windows (VPS) and Unix (VPS) platforms, are the perfect solution for small- to medium-sized businesses, programmers, webmasters and web hosting resellers. Combined with our top-notch connectivity and support, this technology is a powerful answer to modern hosting needs.



    Please follow this link to view the VPS Plans: http://dinix.com/hosting/virtual.htm



    All of the packages have a 30-day money back guarantee. All of our clients receive our 24/7 Support, Monitoring and access to our state of the art Trouble Ticket System for instant response to all of your issues.



    Feel free to sign up online or contact our sales department at [email protected] or 201.520.1800 or toll free 877 HOST PLUS for more details.


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    This is truly, the lowest of low for hosting companies. I wish them nothing but bad luck and misfortune.

    For one thing, I've never even heard of them, or signed up for them.

    For another thing, had they checked my profile on that email address they sent it to, they'd know I own a hosting company.

    Such a shame. A pure, pure shame.

  2. #2
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    Have you ever ordered from Dinix? I had an order with Dinix well over a year before WHP bought them and I get those emails all the time. They are routed straight to my trash folder

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    That must be the reason. I get them too. They don't know how to stop things, I guess. When I cancelled my VPS with them, it was left on for months and it performed the scheduled backup every day. For months.

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    Originally posted by Matt
    Have you ever ordered from Dinix? I had an order with Dinix well over a year before WHP bought them and I get those emails all the time. They are routed straight to my trash folder
    Never heard of Dinix either.

    Stupid buggers.

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    Most of the WHTers complaining about WHP's endless stream of spam, made no inquiries and report no business relation with WHP. Same with all the other folks reporting WHP spam in various locations online.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...hreadid=365422

    Let's call a spade a spade, or in this case, a spammer a spammer. These guys have their own SPEWS listing, well-earned.
    Eric J. Bowman, principal
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    I'm just a poor, unfrozen caveman Webmaster. Your new 'standards' frighten, and confuse me...

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    I'm also a bit suspicious about the honesty of their marketing:

    http://www.dinix.com/about/network.htm

    This very recent WHT thread in the outages forum, clearly indicates that they're single-homed on Verizon:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...hreadid=423776

    The Dinix website also still makes claims about "Our Atlanta Facility". After purchasing Dinix, WHP immediately moved out (or was it forced out) of the Atlanta facility.

    Our nine carriers ensure fast and consistent connectivity
    UUNet
    Sprint
    Cable & Wireless
    AT&T
    Genuity/GTE
    Global Crossing
    Qwest (XO Currently being added to replace Qwest)
    Verio
    Level 3
    I think they've had plenty long enough to update the website. I have to wonder if changing the site to reflect reality is something WHP is even considering, or if they don't have a problem with the site as-is.

    At this point I consider it a deceptive and outright fraudulent marketing ploy. They aren't in Atlanta, they don't have nine backbones, heck they don't even have two. There is no InterNAP bandwidth. Etc., etc.

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    Yup! WebHostPlus, Quontic, and Echo-Host.net are the biggest scammers I've seen in years.

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    I'm getting spammed by Web Host Plus as well. I've asked MANY times to be taken off their list.
    PacketAce
    Because packets were meant to be delivered.
    Premium Mzima Bandwith at Equinix - Secaucus, NJ

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    Originally posted by BaselineAce
    I'm getting spammed by Web Host Plus as well. I've asked MANY times to be taken off their list.
    As far as they are concerned. There is no list.

    You ask to be taken off the list, you might as well be asking the wall for a trip into the space-time continuum. (Which, as a matter of fact, is where your requests went)

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    I guess if it keeps up then you should report it to spamcop or the other major RBL's.
    Gary Jones

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    Originally posted by MH-Gary
    I guess if it keeps up then you should report it to spamcop or the other major RBL's.
    The e-mail is too old...
    PacketAce
    Because packets were meant to be delivered.
    Premium Mzima Bandwith at Equinix - Secaucus, NJ

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    Originally posted by BaselineAce
    The e-mail is too old...
    2 days is too old?

    It's the same email they've been sending for 4 years.

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    Originally posted by ScreamingEaglePC
    2 days is too old?

    It's the same email they've been sending for 4 years.
    For spamcop reporting, emails over 2 days old, are indeed "too old to be reported".
    Happily hosting @ Dathorn.com (Since 3/2003), Ispeeds.net (Since 2004), & Quadspeedi.net (Since 7/2005)!
    Hosted @ FDC for 9 Years

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    Originally posted by ScreamingEaglePC
    2 days is too old?

    It's the same email they've been sending for 4 years.
    You'd think they'd learn their lesson after being blacklisted the first time!
    PacketAce
    Because packets were meant to be delivered.
    Premium Mzima Bandwith at Equinix - Secaucus, NJ

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    Originally posted by BaselineAce
    You'd think they'd learn their lesson after being blacklisted the first time!
    And the second time, and the third time, and the fourth time, and now.

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    That's BS, thanks for the heads up!

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