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    Hostingplex.com - Spamming hits a new low.

    I was just spammed through my customer support chat program by Hostingplex.com. This has to be a new low. Not only do I pay a significant sum of money for the program, but have to pay someone, either myself or someone that works for me to watch it. I consider this to be lower than spam. You be the judge.


    Visitor: Hello Danny,
    Danny: Hello. How may I assist you?
    Visitor: My name is Kaumil Patel,
    Visitor: i'm one of the owners at Hostingplex.com,
    Danny: Yes
    Visitor: i'm wondering if you'd be interested in unmanaged servers?
    Visitor: $89.00 for 400gb,
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    Hey you dont get 5000 customers in a month and a half just sitting there


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    LMAO!
    No no it was 5000 +

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    I wouldn't consider that spam - spam is a random mailing of advertisement.

    It seems that his contact was a targeted initiation. Even if you don't like it, it doesn't equate to spam.

    Peter

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    Pretty funny though. Guess they aren't too picky on who they solicit for business.
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    Here's clearification on this incident. I was surfing through some web hosting companies, and was emailing to talk to the people incharge of managing the servers. You can see I asked if they were interested, it was miscommunication that lead to the price and other information being said by me because I read "Yes" in his answer.

    I don't think this was spam, I really did ask for his permission. I also apologized to him.
    Kaumil P.

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    Originally posted by ckpeter
    I wouldn't consider that spam - spam is a random mailing of advertisement.

    It seems that his contact was a targeted initiation. Even if you don't like it, it doesn't equate to spam.

    Peter
    Agreed. It's not spam. It's someone making a targeted approach to do some business. Hardly the same as blasting an ad to 50 million email addresses....
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    Was this on AIM or something or was it on there site? I was under the impression you just got a IM out of nowhere.. although I have to say I find NOTHING more aggrivating than going to a website and having someone pop up wondering if I need any help.. I usually tell them I see the huge "LIVE HELP IS AVAILABLE" image and if I do I will click it.. kinda makes me feel like someone is following me around..

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