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    DEAD----Microsoft free software survey.

    I posted this or someone else did, I can't remember. Microsoft found out, so I figured anyone who entered in the survey should know. Makes me mad, I was hoping to put my copy of Windows XP Pro on eBay. Oh well, I guess you can't make money that easily. I found the following e-mail message in my mailbox. :evil:

    Also interesting, however, because they mention how the questions were posted on an unauthorized site. Before I did the survey, I checked and the domain was registered to MSN/Microsoft. ;)

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    Hello,

    You recently participated in a Microsoft online survey promotion from a website where the offer was posted without Microsoft’s permission and without complete entry information. Accordingly, we regret that we cannot accept your response as a submission that qualifies for the free software offer.

    The promotion was designed for and open only to persons who, for business reasons, use or work with e-Business servers, such as Biz Talk, Commerce, Site, or Content Management Servers, or who use other e-business products such as IBM Websphere, BEA Weblogic, Interwoven, Blue Martini or line of business applications like CRM, People Soft and ERP. Those targeted for participation--a select group of professionals--were required to answer survey questions based on information that did not appear on the on the site from which you entered where only the survey questions were posted (e.g. slickdeals.net, ---------.com, ------------.com and others). Inasmuch as you responded from an unauthorized site based on partial information, we cannot include you in the free software offer. Please note that we will not use any personal information you may have provided to us as part of the survey in any way.

    We regret the misunderstanding that his improper posting may have caused, but we can assure you it was completely the result of persons who acted without authority from Microsoft or any of its agents.

    Very truly yours,

    The Microsoft e-Business research team

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    Same here

    I received the same message from Microsoft today as wel. Darn, I could have used that software on my second networked home computer!
    Bill

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    Yup, I got the same email. Oh well.

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    :(

    i also got that email.. i geuss i was expecting this.. microsoft will never give away free software, their to damn greedy.. oh well, i geuss i will have to download my copy of windows xp pro...

    J/K :D

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    i never got such email. i must be one of the lucky ones since i BSed so well in the survey. I hope to get my copie(s) of XP

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    I didn't get one either :twisted: w00t

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    Maybe I should e-mail Microsoft back about it since they're giving it to some people and not to others. Doesn't seem fair to me.

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    heh, i don't have to worry about getting Windows XP. Microsoft is giving away free software to cs majors in our school. so all cs majors get free xp and other stuff!

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    please don't...... I filled out the survey to the best of my knowledge.... I used to run a network and knew most of the data..... I didn't BS it at all........ So that probably explains it.

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    Well that's true, I probably won't anyway. It's just interesting, how they talked about the questions being on an "unauthorized" site, and some people getting it and some aren't.

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    Whohoo, my windows 2003 server is on its way!

    Thank you for your order. (order # 3HNLPX8W4WA28MEAG6KJ1ATGT3)
    The following items shipped on Thursday, May 08, 2003 via US Postal
    Service - 1st class:

    1 Windows Server 2003 Eval

    Please expect delivery within 5 business days
    I also ordered more....I should be getting windows xp a few times too

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    Here is the direct link to d/l Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Evaluation edition for free.

    Thank you for your interest in evaluating Windows Server 2003. The 180-day trial version is now available. Register to order the kit or to download the trial software

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/trial/default.mspx

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    I didn't get the e-mail either. I guess I may luck out. I understood a lot of their jargon and was able to answer the questions with less ignorance than some.

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    Refferal Logs

    My first guess would be that they were checking their refferal logs and if you came from spoofee they would bounce you. If you typed in the URL, rather than clicked on it and/or had a browser which did not send referral information, then they would honor the request.

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    How would Microsoft be able to check whether the links came from Spoofee or a deal site or not?

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