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These policies are in a state of transition; expect some change and evolution with time. A more detailed statement will be appearing shortly.
Personal classifieds are fine; just don't send them out over and over and over...
Business ad policy has been dramatically revised as of November 27th, 1996. Business ads are strictly prohibited except by prior arrangement with list management (firstname.lastname@example.org); one time ads will be checked for content, and billed at a rate of $0.10 per ad per list member. As of November 27th, 1996, list membership is 1100, giving a one time ad rate of $110.00. List members who ignore this restriction will be prohibited from further posts to the Alfa digest.
Rates/Penalties for unsolicited bulk email (aka "spam") are published at http://www.digest.net/.
Businesses may wish to buy space in a "banner" ad; please contact Richard Welty (email@example.com) for rates and terms.
The Alfa Digest is administered by Richard Welty (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please contact him with any problems you may have; just don't expect miracles. He doesn't get paid enough for that.
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