Monthly Archives: February 2008

Telstra Gets it's Grubby Hands On OPEL

After a legal fight with the government Telstra has managed to get it’s filthy mits on sensitive government documents in relation to the the OPEL (Optus / Elders) deal conducted by the previous Australian government.

Telstra arms itself with sensitive OPEL documents

TheMetroWineCo Wine Spam

TheMetroWineCo appears to think it is a good idea to send unsolicited email to people. Personally my message to them is this, “You can shove your wine bottles up your ass fucking spamming wankers”.

Today I received and a number of people I know received a spam email as follows.

Email:
‘Quality wine delivered to your home or office’

Subscribe this month to receive an extra 10% off your first purchase*

Ordering through The Metro Wine Co. is the most secure way to enjoy wine conveniently delivered to your home or office.

Specialising in end of run products, bin end wine and cancelled export orders at a fraction of the cost of normal Recommended Retail Price (RRP).

Specials this month include…
Bird in Hand ‘Two in the Bush’ Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Our Price $13.50 per bottle RRP $20.00 per bottle

A fabulous blend of soft grassy characters and lively citrus fruit, fresh limes and nettles lead to a crisp palate with tropical fruit flavours and a zesty herbaceous finish. A perfect compliment to sunshine or a company luncheon any day of the week

Region - McLaren Vale

Renards Folly Shiraz 2006 Our Price $15.00 per bottle RRP $25.00 per bottle

Deep red with a vivid crimson rim in colour with lifted violets, complemented by blackberry, mocha and anise with subtle charry oak on the nose. The palate has rich full dark berry fruits opening up to complex layers of blackberry and spicy liquorice. The finish shows great length with silky tannins.

Region - McLaren Vale

To view all of this months wine offers double click on the attachment above.

Subscribe now for a chance to win a bottle of Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 2001 valued at $550.00

If you wish to be on our monthly mailing list please reply with ‘SUBSCRIBE’ in the Subject Field or ‘UNSUBSCRIBE’ if you do not wish to receive regular updates. *By subscribing this month you will receive 10% off your first purchase, valid until 31st March 2008.

T 0414 356 246
F 08 8352 7264

sales@themetrowineco.com.au

Disclaimer
The information in this e-mail may be confidential and/or legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken, is prohibited and may be unlawful. No warranty is made that the e-mail or attachment(s) are free from computer viruses. If you do not wish to receive regular updates from The Metro Wine Co. you may unsubscribe by sending an e-mail to sales@themetrowineco.com.au with UNSUBSCRIBE in the Subject Field

The above email also include a PDF attachment, it’s basically an order form.

Now heres the problem, I never gave you my details, I never made any inquiry to you so what the fuck gives you the right to spam me.

Since I don’t like being spammed much heres the morons whois information.

WHOIS information:
Whois response for themetrowineco.com.au:
Domain Name themetrowineco.com.au
Registrar ID Bottle Domains
Registrar Name Bottle Domains
Status ok
Registrant AUSTRALASIAN LIQUOR MERCHANTS PTY LTD
Registrant ID ABN 75094635211
Eligibility Type Company
Registrant ROID C4191346-AR
Registrant Contact Name Peter Pradun
Registrant Email peter.pradun@themetrowineco.com.au
Tech ID 2584345383
Tech Name Peter Pradun
Tech Email peter.pradun@themetrowineco.com.au
Name Server ns3.bottledomains.com.au
Name Server IP 209.126.193.13
Name Server ns4.bottledomains.com.au
Name Server IP 69.10.134.208

Now since this is an Australian company I’ve made a report to ACMA, and hopefully they get off their big faceless Government ass and do something about this guy.

Just for reference sake, the maximum fine for a breach under the Spam Act 2003 is AU$1,100,000. (10000 penalty units).

This email was also submitted to Spamcop.

Original Email (Modified to remove identifying information)