Yours Truly, Anonymous

Written by Joe Reinbold

How many times today have you gotten an email message with an offer in it for a money making deal or some type of service? Probably many times! And, how many of those messages had no individuals name or contact information, just a web site URL? Again, probably many!

I received one a couple of hours ago that had a pretty good offer in it, one that I a least was willing to check out further. It was a network marketing program that was in Pre-Launch and I had not heard of it before, so it appeared to be pretty new. The email had no name on it either inrepparttar body or inrepparttar 109701 "From" line. All it had was a URL torepparttar 109702 web site.

So off I went torepparttar 109703 web site. The home page was well done and it described a typical network marketing program. There was no identification onrepparttar 109704 home page as to whorepparttar 109705 sponsor was nor was there any specific information aboutrepparttar 109706 company other than its name. I spotted a link entitled "About Us" and clicked on that.

Nothing there either in respect torepparttar 109707 name ofrepparttar 109708 individuals runningrepparttar 109709 business, where it was located or how to contact them. You would think that on a page titled "About Us" you would see that type of information. But all this page had on it was a description of a network marketing company, in generic terms.

So I checked outrepparttar 109710 page "Terms of Membership" and that page was also void of any contact information. I did note thatrepparttar 109711 company was probably in Texas since part ofrepparttar 109712 agreement indicated that ......would be governed byrepparttar 109713 laws ofrepparttar 109714 State of Texas.

I checked out every page and they were all void of any identification ofrepparttar 109715 people runningrepparttar 109716 program. Evenrepparttar 109717 "Contact Us" page had a input form to send them a message rather than listing an actual email address.

One ofrepparttar 109718 first things I want, and you should want, before doing business with a company is to know who they are, where they are and whether I would be able to contact them by email and telephone if necessary. I want to be able to have some trust inrepparttar 109719 people I do business with just as I want to create that trust with my customers. I want to know that there is a real live person there to talk to.

'Joke' Mail

Written by Joe Bingham

I love email. I love to hear from friends, and I love to get new subscribers. Paypal is one of my favorite places to hear from as well. It's always nice to make some money for what I am doing.

I also love to readrepparttar ezines to which I have subscribed. I often learn a lot from them, and get many article ideas just by bouncing off of what others have said.

However, there's that certain once in a while when all of a sudden...


I subscribe to something like 12-15 ezines. Honestly speaking, that's not very many either. These are all ones that I usually read. Plus there are two others that won't go away. I've actually gone throughrepparttar 109700 unsubscribe process 3-4 times and yet they still come.

I'm also subscribed to a publisher's discussion list, about 8 article announcement lists, and am on about 15 other company mailing lists.

Then there's other publisher's I converse with regularly. Plus, I have to answer questions concerning my services, feedback from readers, process free ads from new subscribers, and I occasionally get letter from Mom and Dad.

So, let me tell you, there's times it can really pile up. Especially if I do something drastic like take a day off.

I'm not complaining, mind you, I do love my business and hearing from everyone involved. The only reason I'm bringing this up is to ask a simple question.

Besides all of these regular emails I get, I receive a few others as well. Many people call them 'spam' emails. I've come to think of them in a different term, however. I call them Jokes.

Look people, I get on average 60 emails a day. Most, say 45-50 of these are legitimate things such as that named above that I want to look at and respond to in many cases.

So, those of you out there that send me these 'joke' emails, I ask you...

Do you really think after dealing with all that other stuff that I'm even going to consider looking at an email coming from someone I don't know withrepparttar 109701 subject line of "Help! I'm Making Too Much Money!" or "Your $10,000 Commission is Here!"?

I'm not one to make a big deal about receiving unsolicited email. I do, however, have a personal vendetta against blatant stupidity!

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