Frequently sent emails
Here are some frequently sent emails people send me:
Why do you require consent to publish my email before I can
get your email address
Because of how my blog is set up, comments are sent to me via email,
which I then put on my webpage.
Non-inflammatory and non-spam mail which should be kept private will
be kept confidental.
I sent you an email to an old address in my addressbook, and it
On June 12, 2011, I updated my email system. Mails using older email
addresses are discarded, unread.
I don’t care what you say, I want private MaraDNS email support
Private email support is not available for MaraDNS. Sorry.
I think I found a bug in MaraDNS
Post it on the MaraDNS support forum
I think I found a security problem in MaraDNS
It’s not a security report unless it’s something which can have a
If you don’t know what that is, it’s not a security report.
I need help with my AES (or finite field or Rijndael) homework!
I will not do your homework for you. Information about AES/Rijndael is
I have an ObHack bug report (or feature request or support concern)
I no longer maintain nor support ObHack. Support for ObHack may or may not be
I have a bug report (or feature request or support concern) for ChessV
Try and find Greg Strong and contact him. He is responsible for ChessV, not
me. I host ChessV only as a courtesy.
Please note that ChessV does not compile using GCC; you will have to use
a Microsoft compiler.
I have a bug report (or feature request or support concern) about any of
the other programs you have written
The only software I support — and only to a very limited
extent — is MaraDNS/Deadwood. You are free to modify
my programs and distribute them if you wish to. If you want to become
the formal maintainer of any of my unsupported software, let me know.
The tone of this FAQ is a little harsh
Yes, it is. There is no such thing as a free lunch (TANSTAAFL). With
a baby to take care of, I no longer have free time to service
random people on the Internet who do not pay me.
How much do you charge for putting ads on your websites
The fee for a simple text-based ad on samiam.org is $50 per month.
Text ads for maradns.org are currently not for sale. This fee is paid
by sending money to my PayPal account; the text ad will be placed after
100% of the first month’s fee is paid. This fee is to be paid in full
one week before the first day of the month when the text ad appears.
The fee is not prorated; if you wish a text-based ad to be placed
immediately, you must pay for the entire month.
Please allow up to seven calendar days for a given text ad request to
Multiple months can be paid for, but fractional months are not allowed
(I would just pocket the extra money). There is a 10% discount if you
pay for an entire year's worth of text-based ads.
Simple text-based ads will, unless otherwise specified, be placed at
the top of the content area of the “portal” (index.html) page before my
main content and separated from my content with a <hr> HTML tag.
Ads may be placed elsewhere, but the same rate applies and the ad will
be separated from content with one or two <hr> HTML tags.
Text based ads can include links, but the only other markup allowed
All text-based ads must be approved
by me before being placed on my site; any changes to text-based ads are
subject to prior approval. Text ads for pornography or advocating any
illegal activity (as per US law) will not be accepted.
Fees paid for rejected text ads are non-refundable.
These terms are not negotiable. Thank you for your understanding.