Paul Hoffman / IMC wrote:
> At 08:27 PM 2/28/99 -0800, Michelle Dick wrote:
> >Or rather they ask for something of value from you for free and hope
> >that you think what they offer in return is of greater value.
> >Assuming that it is is rather presumptuous on their part.
> Not really. I bet the vast majority of the list managers do *not* get a
> penny for their archives, and some probably even pay their ISPs to run the
> archives. In your case, yes, you have very little incentive to let someone
> else duplicate your content and thereby take money out of your pocket, but
> I would bet you are the rare list owner who is making money on their archives.
or in my view of the world, since my archives of digests contain the email
addresses of my subscribers, i feel it necessary to 'protect' the archives
from public email harvesting.
each email address on each and every user's posting on my digests
is a sacred trust. they don't need me to increase their spam reception
the archives are available to *current* list members only.
and yes i do it all for free, using vast amounts of disk space after 8 years
of 2 large lists.