Hate them. Why send one e-mail when you can send 15? Just because you’ve made some changes to how you operate you REALLY don’t need a personal response from me to tell you how great you are, especially if in the last 8 years you’ve paid me a total of about £23! The affiliate relationship should be dead simple, if I make you money then I make money. The more I make you the more I make. IF I can find somebody else to promote who I can make more money from then that’s where my loyalty falls, to myself and making money, sorry about that. There is no client relationship here so please stop pretending there is, in the same way I don’t work for your company and we’re not doing each other favours! More importantly if your employer is not making money then neither am I. Whilst you as an affiliate manager get your salary no matter what, the affiliate doesn’t. So please remember that when you’re firing off you 18th e-mail of the day about something that doesn’t really concern me pushing for a reply, feedback, comment, praise or whatever the hell else you want.