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  1. #1
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    Jul 2002
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    down with the spammer 'y o u r h o s t b i z.com'

    y o u r h o s t b i z.com is a spammer... I received a spam message from y o u r h o s t b i z.com with this subject line: Hosting BLOWOUT 1 Day Left !!!

    I left the mail program, typed in the address in the browser, was presented with a floating "live chat" graphic, clicked it to activate. Here is a copy of the "dialogue":
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    Please wait for a site operator to respond.
    You are now chatting with 'Drew'
    Drew: Hi how can I help you?
    you: what's the idea of spamming me?
    Drew: I can remove you from the list if you like.
    you: how did I get on it in the first place?
    Drew: I couldn't tell you that.
    you: how would you remove me?
    Drew: You can give me the address that you want removed
    you: how do I know you won't sell that address to someone else?
    Drew: I told you what I can do. I am not going to sit here and convince you
    Drew: I WILL remove it and nothing else
    you: hosting companies that spam lose my respect. I never signed anything at your site to give you permission to bombard me with spam
    Chat session has ended.
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    After he cut me off, I clicked on the "live chat" link, and was presented with a sign-in screen:

    * Input your Screen Name used during this session.
    spamkiller

    * What is your question?
    i've copied a previous chat session I had wirth "drew" about the spam you sent me. Drew cut me off. I am posting a copy of the session in the forums.

    (I clicked on Submit - the following screen presented itself)

    Welcome spamkiller! Please hold while we contact a representative. If a representative does not respond in a few seconds, then he/she is not available at this time.

    "i've copied a previous chat session I had wirth "drew" about the spam you sent me. Drew cut me off. I am posting a copy of the session in the forums"
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    After 30 seconds I termiated the session.

    Here's their posted policy on "SPAM":
    Spamming

    Any unsolicited bulk and/or commercial e-mail, considered spamming. Spamming not only affects the industry's attitude toward ***********.com but also disrupts the service of other ***********.com customers. ***********.com may, at its discretion, suspend or cancel your account for spamming.
    ====================================
    Please don't support sites, especially hosting sites, who send spam.

    Look at their whois:

    Registrant:
    ***********
    Po Box 1896
    Clearwater, FL 34625
    US

    Domain Name: ***********.COM

    Administrative Contact:
    Contact, Admin support@***********.com
    Po Box 1896
    Clearwater, FL 34625
    US
    555-555-555

    Technical Contact:
    Contact, Admin support@***********.com
    Po Box 1896
    Clearwater, FL 34625
    US
    555-555-555
    ===========================
    I hate hypocrites.
    Mothers of the world unite! Spank your sons and make them quit fighting...

  2. #2
    Well, that's probably why they're banned here too.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    48
    Mothers of the world unite! Spank your sons and make them quit fighting...

    A bit more of this is needed for sure!
    Ask: WebHost, How old are You?
    What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    557
    I also received a spam email from them.

    y o u r h o s t b i z.com

  5. #5
    they spammed me a couple of weeks ago...
    Multiple Image Corporation - http://www.multipleimage.com
    Diverse Solutions for Diverse Companies.
    Virtual, Dedicated & Colocated Hosting.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas
    Posts
    3,689
    ive received them as well
    I got several of the hosting blowout emails yesterday.
    Unfortunately I get them at several different email addys.
    they seem to come every few hours, on a daily basis.
    HostCaters.com - Quality Web Hosting - Under A Gig! - Since 1999

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    892
    I received the same e-mail yet again. I've received so many different messages from them since about April it's pathetic. When I called their 1-866-858-4678 number just now they answered as Velocity Hosting and not Your Host Biz. I explained that I wanted to be removed from their distribution list immediately and that I did not appreciate them not following through on several previous attempts to be removed. The person I spoke with (Option 4 when calling) said the link was not working and they are trying to fix it.

    I then kindly informed him that since his WHOIS information is incorrect, they could lose their domain name due to ICANN policies on having accurate information.

    Administrative Contact:
    Contact, Admin
    Po Box 1896
    Clearwater, FL 34625
    US
    555-555-555
    I told him that his company has a lot of angry people that would easily report them to ICANN. Any takers?
    Mark Blair

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