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  Reply # 1113797 22-Aug-2014 22:14
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I'm sorry to say, but every post you have made makes me cringe more than the one before. I think you need to read up on professional communication skills, and if you want to have ANY chance of attracting even the most basically discerning customers using words like "fuked" is just a terrible way to start. 

Presentation is important, maybe not more important than the technical side, however, it's the impression you give people first and my advice would have been get everything key operational THEN spam the list!

The way you are operating now is likely to attract the type of customers that most reputable companies would want to avoid like the plague, and whilst for some businesses any business is good business, I can assure you, the ones that last, start the way they intend to carry on.

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  Reply # 1113803 22-Aug-2014 22:25
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My apologizes Networkn i was merely trying to show you all that I am only human and am not here just for your money.  As for sending off this email I only rushed ahead with it as 24/7 has now gone offline once again. I plan to get the website looking professional within the next week was just a rush job to get it working.

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  Reply # 1113804 22-Aug-2014 22:26
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Quite frankly I would stop now and consult a lawyer as you have broken at least one law if not more.

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2007/0007/latest/DLM405134.html?src=qs




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  Reply # 1113806 22-Aug-2014 22:27
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TimA: Just to confirm. The IP of the website: 119.224.64.218 belongs to: static.slingshot.co.nz
That would make me believe this is a residential service? Call plus run business plans but the IP range would be labelled as CallPlus.
Strange.


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They are also hopelessly incompetent -

whois purehosting.co.nz
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ns_ip4_01: 119.224.64.218
ns_name_01: ns1.purehosting.co.nz
ns_ip4_02: 119.224.64.218
ns_name_02: ns2.purehosting.co.nz

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  Reply # 1113808 22-Aug-2014 22:29
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ZaneThoms: My apologizes Networkn i was merely trying to show you all that I am only human and am not here just for your money.  As for sending off this email I only rushed ahead with it as 24/7 has now gone offline once again. I plan to get the website looking professional within the next week was just a rush job to get it working.


Look at the end of the day, I am not trying to flog a dead horse (In fact whilst my tone is harsh, I am actually trying to help), but you have missed a golden opportunity of which there are only a few in the beginning of any new business, to increase the conversion rate (The number of sales related to the number of adverts), with presentation. 

My advise, slow down, get the site, your communications and procedures in place, THEN tell everyone how great what you are offering is.

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  Reply # 1113826 22-Aug-2014 22:34
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Thanks for your advice networkn, do appreciate it. Will be working through the night here to try get things on track. I dont want to miss this opportunity nor annoy people. 

Cheers

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  Reply # 1113828 22-Aug-2014 22:35
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sending unsolicited emails to those ~7000 people and likely breaking NZ law by doing so, not a great start.



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  Reply # 1113831 22-Aug-2014 22:37
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The address listed on WHOIS (Public Info) shows a house in Chorus EUBA, ADSL, VDSL 2 area.
There is no Fibre available.
So in the case that there is content being hosted from a home address and if that's where they decide to host their services. It would be on a 30-45Mb/s VDSL connection at best. On a residential Slingshot connection. My query about how much Bandwidth is available might have exposed this one fact?





 


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  Reply # 1113832 22-Aug-2014 22:37
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ZaneThoms: Thanks for your advice networkn, do appreciate it. Will be working through the night here to try get things on track. I dont want to miss this opportunity nor annoy people. 

Cheers


There is no "opportunity" here. The market is already well supplied by companies who know what they are doing and are setup properly.

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  Reply # 1113838 22-Aug-2014 22:47
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It's offical, you have crashed my outlook. Whenever I try and open it the 7000 address email causes it to lockup and crash... Great.

As for the unsolcited spam, I'm sure the DIA will no doubt recieve at least a few complaints from some of the recipients

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  Reply # 1113851 22-Aug-2014 23:10
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TimA: The address listed on WHOIS (Public Info) shows a house in Chorus EUBA, ADSL, VDSL 2 area.
There is no Fibre available.
So in the case that there is content being hosted from a home address and if that's where they decide to host their services. It would be on a 30-45Mb/s VDSL connection at best. On a residential Slingshot connection. My query about how much Bandwidth is available might have exposed this one fact?



Just ping the name servers, 40ms from AKL. Normally only 16-22ms AKL-CHC, go figure.



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  Reply # 1113863 22-Aug-2014 23:57
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oh boy... not even sure what to start on commenting here..


so ill just start with this.

MichaelNZ:
TimA: Just to confirm. The IP of the website: 119.224.64.218 belongs to: static.slingshot.co.nz
That would make me believe this is a residential service? Call plus run business plans but the IP range would be labelled as CallPlus.
Strange.


+1 to TimA

They are also hopelessly incompetent -

whois purehosting.co.nz
......
ns_ip4_01: 119.224.64.218
ns_name_01: ns1.purehosting.co.nz
ns_ip4_02: 119.224.64.218
ns_name_02: ns2.purehosting.co.nz


had a friend who moved hosting to a company before asking me about them (he had a personal relationship with them from previous business, so assumed all good).. was trying to hide his IP from a certain someone keen on getting providers to take them down.

so behind cloudflare.. all good..


come to helping him out with it, whats the servers ip? oh.. er. use ns1.*hostingname*.com.au

at this point, i turned around and said you doomed.


truth be told, about 2 months later, the hosting account magically was cleared out, accounts disabled.


never to be heard from again.



pretty clear example, of why people should avoid outfits that aren't setup correctly. 




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  Reply # 1113866 23-Aug-2014 00:08
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Andib: It's offical, you have crashed my outlook. Whenever I try and open it the 7000 address email causes it to lockup and crash... Great.

As for the unsolcited spam, I'm sure the DIA will no doubt recieve at least a few complaints from some of the recipients


I'd say 0, the headers are likely too big to fit in their form ;)

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  Reply # 1113869 23-Aug-2014 00:15
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If they have access to the 24/7 customer list (not sure if that is correct though) then chances are they are somehow connected? Both Christchurch... The type of language seems similar to the type that may be used by people like the guy who was at the address on Fair Go.... things start adding up.





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  Reply # 1114092 23-Aug-2014 14:44
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A spell check is also needed with whatever he's using to setup his webpage with. The emails went straight to spam for me so never noticed them until now :-)


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