Demand for Spam? It exists

Written by Alexandra Gamanenko

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Blunder 2 -- trying to unsubscribe to spam usingrepparttar ‘unsubscribe' link inrepparttar 105291 email -- 18% of respondents Some users are naive enough to think that spammers really won't send any junk mail to their addresses if they tell them not to. Haven't they heard that spammers userepparttar 105292 unsubscribe link solely to identify active email accounts. When individual email addresses or entire domains are found to be active, they are doomed to flood of spam.

Blunder 3 -- What's more: Over 10% of respondents have purchased products advertised in spam. Sending out huge volumes of spam is very cheap, so let's face it--spam is an effective means of advertising. Spam is booming, and these 10% users who actually bought anything advertised by spam, are partly to blame for it.

The consequences can be very serious when such a user is at work. Online criminals find more and more ways of stealing valuable information, some of these techniques include spam. Spam filters won't solverepparttar 105293 whole problem; much still depends on end users. Marcel Nienhuis, analyst fromrepparttar 105294 Radicati Group, was absolutely right when said " no technology inrepparttar 105295 world can protect an organisation if users exercise bad email behaviour."

Alexandra Gamanenko currently works at Raytown Corporation, LLC—an independent software developing company. This company provides software capable of disabling information-stealing modules, which can be hidden inside spyware as well as viruses, worms and Trojans. Learn more -- visit the company's website

Grab Those Emails! Ė 11 Key Ways to Get Your Visitors to Hand Over Their Email Addresses

Written by Leah West

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6. Give away something for signing up. People love free stuff. Give away an ebook, a t-shirt, consulting services, whatever you want.

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9. Host free classifieds. Grab their e-mail address, then let them post their ad.

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11. Let their voices be heard. When they sign up, give them access to a forum, chat room, or guestbook.

Make sure to provide a privacy link where they can click and read that their email address is safe with you and you wonít sell it to anyone. Also include that they can opt-out at anytime they donít want to receive your emails anymore. Most people wonít read throughrepparttar 105291 entire privacy policy, but they will look to see if itís their before giving out their info.

Getting your visitors to leave you their email address is not hard to do if done right. If people think they will getrepparttar 105292 information they are looking for, then they will most likely hand overrepparttar 105293 goods.

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