Subject: Crazy e-marketing Special!One can learn a lot about the sender from this message. Firstly, his use of upper case letters so prodigiously means that he is a marketing novice, and an internet newbie.
Dear Business Owner,
Special for 4 days only- (Mon 21/6-Thurs 24/6) DO NOT MISS OUT!
Make an outright purchase of our email address mailing lists. Use as you want, when you want!
1-NATIONAL SA ADDRESSES-ONLY ADDRESS WITH NO SEGMENTATION
1.5million (total) R4250 NOW ONLY R99!
2-AREA SPECIFIC SA ADDRESSES-SEGMENTED INTO AGE GROUPS, GENDER & WITH RECIPIENTS NAME (total 429 606)
DIALLING CODE/AREA TOTAL RECORDS
021(Cape Town) 82 967
031(Durban) 43 588
011(Gauteng) 201 154
013(Mpumalanga) 11 879
041(P.E) 11 779
012(Pretoria) 78 239
Totals 429 606 Now Only R200!
OR TAKE BOTH:
1-All 1.5million national random email addresses (R99)
2- All 429 606 area specific email addresses (R200)
BOTH FOR ONLY R250! –
For further information or to take advantage of this massive sale, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Cell 072-144-2588 Fax 086-622-6041
Second, he is completely irresponsible about the use of such a mailing list, and I'm sure he has failed to point out to his prospective clients the legal pitfalls and ISP Terms of Service dangers involved in sending out spam. But then anyone dumb enough to buy such a list deserves to be parted from their money by this "Sales Executive". His company is not a member of the Direct Marketing Association, which says a lot about its business ethics too.
Update 28th September 2011: It seems that "Ryan" (082-697-9197) is still selling these lists from 8 Canal Side, Century City, Cape Town. He has an ABSA bank account number 4067060916.