All is right in the world... Mayflower Software/InsideDomino/DominoFiles is back and better than ever! :-)
You know, I was a bit disappointed after Lotusphere this year. The prior two years, InsideDomino awarded SpamSentinel from Mayflower Software the "Best In Lotusphere" award. Nice, except that the editor-in-chief of InsideDomino was/is also the president of... yes, you guessed it, Mayflower Software. After being raked over the coals on my blog over that, they took things to new heights by stealing content for the InsideDomino ezine and starting a spamming service with Domino Files. This year, no awards for SpamSentinel. Perhaps they've learned their lesson and are turning over a new leaf as a responsible software vendor and member of the Domino community?
I'm happy to report, that's not the case! :-)
If you'd like to keep up with the latest from the company that gives marketing a bad name, let me point you to...
Bruce Elgort - on how to tweak Google AdSense to keep their ads off your site. You'll also find links to a number of the other misdeeds over time.
Chris Toohey - on trying to get off the spammer's (aka DominoFiles) list... here, here, and here...
and finally, we have today's installment from Brian Benz... behavior that all good spammers use to avoid filters.
The spam blasting just blows me away. They are running a spamming service, no question. And don't tell me it's opt-in, as Chris has tried to get removed multiple times with no success. And whether you buy the tie between the companies, it's still disturbing that the head of Mayflower Software is using a spamming service (which I contend they own and run) to advertise their spam prevention software.
Here's a free business idea for them... Buy or license some highly-respected anti-virus technology or engine. Wrap it up in a thin veneer of your own branding. List complementary reviews of that engine as endorsements for your specific package. Make sure every other content piece in InsideDomino and DominoFiles is about virus prevention that points back to your own product. Award yourself a few Editor Choice awards for best Domino virus prevention solution on the market. Then open up some offshore subsidiary (hide it well, we're good at tracking ties) to create viruses targeted for Domino that your solution can detect...
No need to thank me... you inspired it.