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* Adding people to your opt-in list without their permission - SPAM! Inviting people to join your list is one thing, but adding them without permission is a definite NO-NO.
* Visit every board you can, leave an ad and never come back - SPAM! Message boards have specific rules for posting and are usually for people to discuss and learn from each other, not for posting ads.
If you are unsure as to whether something is spam or not, visit some boards and ask other more experienced netpreneurs. It is better to be sure than to be accused of spam. Join some discussion lists also, to learn more about spam and what you should or should not do.
http://www.free-publicity.com/cgi-bin alk.cgi http://www.bizweb2000.com/wwwboard/ http://start-smartz.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi#post
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:Newbies911email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit these sites for more information on what spam is, what to do about it and how to avoid it:
http://w3.one.net/~banks/spam.htm http://www.arachnoid.com/lutusp/antispam.html http://www.spamfree.org/ http://stopspam.sparklist.com/
Be cautious of way you conduct your business. Some people are tolerant of spam (if you are not a repeat or offensive spammer) and will just hit delete button, but some will report anything they think is spam.
Do some research on spam and how not to become a Spam Artist!
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