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VAServe at it… again.

I have just very happily flagged an e-mail from VAServ as spam.

Why? Well, no matter how many times I explain to them that I am no longer a paying customer, and no matter how many times they’ve asked me to pay for non-existent services, I am still receiving the likes of the following:


Subject: [OFFER] Windows HyperV via Poundhost/VAServ

Message: VAServe

What goes up won’t go down.

At Poundhost/VAServ we know that if your site is not up, your profits go down. Which is why we recently migrated your website onto a more secure Linux server platform.

However, threats are always evolving. To ensure that you are provided with the very best platform that’s reliable, secure, easier to manage, with greater interoperability and a substantially lower total cost of ownership, we recommend that you consider switching to Microsoft’s Hyper-V hosting platform.

Running on next generation virtualisation technologies Microsoft’s Hyper-V stores your data on a cluster of servers rather than one. So if a server is attacked, or goes down, the system automatically switches to the others. Thereby guaranteeing 100% uptime.

Migration is so simple you can do it yourself. However some of you may need to tweak or re-code your data beforehand to enable it to run on a Microsoft platform. Should you have any queries, call our contact centre on 01628 67 31 31.

Don’t delay though because we are prepared to offer a 10% discount to all those who migrate before 31st March 2009 using the coupon vdsmigrate.

See http://vds.poundhost.com for more information!


For your information VAServ, since you’ve lost all 3 of the VPS accounts that I had with you, I am still on a Linux VPS AND I have it on the cloud. So go sell your marketing bull elsewhere, not to people that you’ve let down so badly in the past.

  1. March 10th, 2010 at 10:10 | #1

    Haha, I got the same email from them, found your post via searching for it. Have you demanded that they remove your email address from their mailing list? I’m going to do that, I don’t want them holding on to my personal details even though I’m not longer a customer.

  2. Chris Ergatides
    March 10th, 2010 at 19:54 | #2

    Dan,

    I have written to them countless times requesting for my details to be removed from all of their systems. I even have confirmation messages back from them that they have done so which is ultimately what led me to write the post.

  3. March 14th, 2010 at 12:11 | #3

    Yeah, my experience has been the same as yours… When I stopped using their services, I asked them to remove me from their system. And yet I got this email as well.

    I was annoyed about it as well, so wrote my own blog post ranting about it 🙂
    http://dan.cx/blog/2010/03/vaserv-rant/

  1. March 14th, 2010 at 12:10 | #1