8 Quick, Hot Reasons You Should Offer an E-mail Course Today!

Written by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta

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6. E-mail courses can help you get leads and you can promote your products or services to these people. And by making your e-mail courses 100% opt-in,repparttar risk of being accused of sending unsolicited e-mails is significantly reduced.

7. People won't ever need to download any special software before they can take your e-mail courses. All they need is an e-mail address. They can read your e-mail course lessons straight from their e-mail clients (Eudora, Pegasus, Outlook Express) or onrepparttar 109636 Web (Hotmail, Yahoo!Mail or any Web-based e-mail).

8. You can tailor your e-mail courses to promote specific products or services you are selling on your Web site. If your e-mail course consists of 10 lessons delivered in 10 e-mail messages, then people who take your e-mail course are exposed to your product or service 10 consecutive times. This definitely increases your chances of getting your product or service bought.

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Black Hole Lists

Written by Richard Lowe

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Here'srepparttar process. A system is determined to be an open relay. It is added to one or more Blackhole lists. ISPs that subscribe torepparttar 109635 lists will bounce (return to sender) any messages that originate fromrepparttar 109636 open relay email system. This means ALL users from that email system are blocked. Every single one of them.

I know that seems cruel, but look at it this way. The open relay is encouraging spammers and is an unwitting accomplice in their operations. In fact, many of these open relays do not even know they are causing a problem, andrepparttar 109637 first inkling that they get is when their users complain that things are running slowly or when problems occur with their servers.

The Blackhole lists are often run by individuals or small groups who believe inrepparttar 109638 anti-spam cause. They are often unpaid volunteers who simply want to help clean uprepparttar 109639 internet. They are also extraordinarily successful and many ISPs use their services.

To give you an idea of how successful this approach has been, there was a blackhole list called ORBZ. This was run by a young man named Ian Gulliver, a 20-year-old systems administrator from Ghent, New York. Ian is an extraordinary person and created one ofrepparttar 109640 most successful blackhole lists ever.

What ORBZ did is send messages to email systems to determine if they were open relays. If it determined thatrepparttar 109641 email system had this problem it added it to it's list. This was very successful untilrepparttar 109642 end of March, 2002.

At that time, ORBZ probedrepparttar 109643 email server of Battle Creek, MI. Unfortunately, this system usedrepparttar 109644 Lotus email system, which has a known bug. The probe causedrepparttar 109645 email server to slow down considerably, and it was interpreted byrepparttar 109646 city as a hacker attack.

The poor ORBZ administrator found himselfrepparttar 109647 subject of a search warrant signed by a Michigan judge that authorizedrepparttar 109648 search and seizure of all data relating to ORBZ accounts.

Ian almost immediately shut downrepparttar 109649 ORBZ system (he reopenedrepparttar 109650 service a few days later with some major changes and a new name), which led directly to a huge amount of spam suddenly being received all overrepparttar 109651 internet. The closure of a single blackhole list had dramatic and noticeable results.

The upside is that blackhole lists prevent a tremendous amount of spam from getting sent throughoutrepparttar 109652 internet. They are very efficient andrepparttar 109653 concept is simple and straightforward.

Onrepparttar 109654 downside, blackhole lists are not governed by anyone and answer to no one. They add open relays (and other spam sources) to their lists using their own rules, and usually assumerepparttar 109655 suspected spammer is guilty until proven innocent.

They are, however, a necessary and vital piece inrepparttar 109656 war against spam.

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