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Old July 24th 03, 01:35 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.net,uk.telecom.broadband
Zen Support
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Zen Internet have received a number of complaints in regards to unsolicited
e-mails which are masquerading as adverts for our services.

The e-mails appear as below:

"COME TO ZEN FOR FREE 0870 6000 971

HTTP://ZEN.CO.UK

WE BEET THEM ALL"

Followed by a string of letters. The address the e-mail is sent from appears
as:

Invariably these e-mails are originating from the following server:

SERVER2000SLOTS (dsl-80-46-156-1.access.uk.tiscali.com [80.46.156.1])

Anybody receiving these e-mails are advised to contact Tiscali on:



Zen Internet Ltd does not advertise our service through unsolicited e-mail.

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Phil D.Long
Technical Support Consultant
Zen Internet Ltd
E:

T: 0870 6000 973
F: 0870 6000 972
W.
http://www.zen.co.uk



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Old July 24th 03, 01:59 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.net,uk.telecom.broadband
Anthony Edwards
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On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 12:41:09 +0100, Jason Clifford wrote:
On Thu, 24 Jul 2003, Zen Support wrote:

Followed by a string of letters. The address the e-mail is sent from appears
as:

Invariably these e-mails are originating from the following server:

SERVER2000SLOTS (dsl-80-46-156-1.access.uk.tiscali.com [80.46.156.1])


If you want Tiscali to actually take note of your complaints and act upon
them point out that sending such messages is a criminal offence in
contravention of the Companies Act - the offence is "passing off".


Actually, since 0870 6000 971 actually is Zen Internet's sales contact
number, no such passing off is taking place. In fact, the sender of the
email concerned is purely advertising the Zen Internet service, albeit
without Zen Internet's knowledge, authorisation or permission.

Tiscali only seem to act where it is clear a criminal offence has been
comitted.


Given that the intention of the email advertisements is apparently
to discredit Zen Internet and to damage their online and business
standing and reputation, I would recommend that Zen Internet (ideally
their in house legal counsel, or their solicitors) put Tiscali UK
"on notice" in respect of these activities with regard to defamation.

That may obtain the desired result. In the meantime, I have a contact
at Tiscali and will forward this and Zen Internet's posting on to my
contact there.

--
Anthony Edwards
easynet Ltd - Manchester
http://www.uk.easynet.net

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Old July 24th 03, 04:04 PM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.net,uk.telecom.broadband
Squet34785
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Disgruntled ex-Zen customer attempting to get you in SPEWS?

"Zen Support" wrote in message
...

Zen Internet have received a number of complaints in regards to

unsolicited
e-mails which are masquerading as adverts for our services.



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Old July 24th 03, 06:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andrew Coates
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In article , Squet34785
writes

"Zen Support" wrote in message
. ..

Zen Internet have received a number of complaints in regards to
unsolicited e-mails which are masquerading as adverts for our services.


Disgruntled ex-Zen customer attempting to get you in SPEWS?


Ron?

nah, he wouldn't know how

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Andrew Coates
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Old July 25th 03, 11:06 AM posted to alt.internet.providers.uk,uk.net,uk.telecom.broadband
Peter Corlett
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Squet34785 wrote:
"Zen Support" wrote:
Zen Internet have received a number of complaints in regards to
unsolicited e-mails which are masquerading as adverts for our services.

Disgruntled ex-Zen customer attempting to get you in SPEWS?


Firstly, please learn to quote properly! In English, we read from top to
bottom, so don't write from bottom to top.

Secondly, SPEWS is more likely to just blacklist Tiscali's servers, assuming
of couse that they're not already in there.

 




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