How to Stop Spam Mail

Written by Herman Drost

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Mailwasher ( - provides an easy way to check and manage your emails before you download them.

There are free and paid versions of mailwasher.

Spamkiller (


*Block emails using both lists and preset filters *Update internal filters automatically *Filter MSN/Hotmail, POP3 and MAPI email *Create custom filters *Quarantine spam mail outside of your inbox *Import "friends" automatically into your safe list *Monitor and filter multiple email accounts *Fight back against spammers

Paid version only.

b) Server Side - software that resides on your server. This meansrepparttar spam mail will be deleted before it makes it to your inbox.

Ask your web host what spam mail software they carry and how to implement it. My web host uses spamassassin.

Spamassassin ( this is a mail filter widely used by ISPs to identify spam mail before it reaches your inbox. Check with your web host if it is already installed.

The spam-identification tactics used include:

header analysis - identifies spammers using tricks to mask their identities inrepparttar 132725 email header.

text analysis - identifies characteristic styles used by spammers inrepparttar 132726 body ofrepparttar 132727 email.

3) Get a free SpamCheck Report

Here is a FREE test you can do to make sure your newsletter gets through to your subscribers and is not stopped by spam software. Just send your newsletter to and you'll get back a full SpamCheck Report in seconds.

Make sure TEST startsrepparttar 132728 subject line or it will be ignored.

Now your readers can stay out ofrepparttar 132729 "Junk Mail Folder."

Use these techniques and tools to remove spam mail before it gets to you. You will gain more time and be able to concentrate more effectively on your business.

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The Anti-Spam Zealots who went to the FTC Spam Forum

Written by John Calder

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Even if publishers who now require "double opt-in" subscriptions were to ask for and keep records of "quadruple opt-in" verifications from their subscribers, a lot of anti-spam zealots would still cry foul!

Why else wouldrepparttar terms *s*u*b*s*c*r*i*b*e* and *u*n*s*u*b- *s*c*r*i*b*e* be included in many spam filters withrepparttar 132722 implied suggestion that email that carries this terminology MUST be spam?

It does no good to be able to prove double opt-in torepparttar 132723 ISP's andrepparttar 132724 anti-spam zealots. Most presuppose that any commercial email is likely to be spam.

The ISP's are honestly concerned withrepparttar 132725 cost of bandwidth in association with email. Estimates have putrepparttar 132726 monthly cost of spam to be $3 per month per email account. Thus, if ISP's can reduce or eliminate spam, they can reduce their costs and improve their profits.

ISP's who oppose all commercial email --- you know,repparttar 132727 kind who laugh atrepparttar 132728 suggestion that spam filters hurt "legitimate email marketers" --- think one step further. They believe that if they can eliminate all commercial email, then they can significantly reduce their costs and significantly improve their profits!

At every level ofrepparttar 132729 Internet food-chain, people are concerned with their own profits. The anti-spam zealots, who hadrepparttar 132730 most pronounced representation atrepparttar 132731 FTC spam forum, will profit handsomely fromrepparttar 132732 loss of commercial email... Or will they?

Without commercial enterprise onrepparttar 132733 Internet, will people still be flocking torepparttar 132734 web inrepparttar 132735 numbers they are today?

Recognizingrepparttar 132736 fact thatrepparttar 132737 filtering industry is destroying email commerce, people like Anne P. Mitchell of Habeas, Inc. have come running torepparttar 132738 assistance of online commercial businesses. For a price, Habeas will "whitelist" your publication or email --- or should I say for a hefty price, Habeas will "whitelist" your email!

TERM: Whitelist - This is a kind of filter that suggests that any email that meetsrepparttar 132739 whitelist definitions will be pre-verified (underrepparttar 132740 terms ofrepparttar 132741 whitelist company) as legitimate commercial email.

Habeas purports to offer a "value-added service" that will help your outgoing email reach its destination unobstructed. Habeas also purports its fees to be very reasonable --- up to $500 per mailing list per year. Is $500 really a "reasonable" price? I don't think so.

As consumers, we always think ofrepparttar 132742 "spam war" as something that addressesrepparttar 132743 unsolicited email fromrepparttar 132744 p*o*r*n industry, repparttar 132745 nutritional products industry, and other fly-by-night scammers.

Yet, whenrepparttar 132746 people who are speaking on our behalf inrepparttar 132747 halls of government think ofrepparttar 132748 "spam war", they are thinking of something else entirely. In fact, they are attempting to removerepparttar 132749 cash fromrepparttar 132750 pockets of not onlyrepparttar 132751 spammers, but alsorepparttar 132752 small business people who employ legitimate email marketing techniques.

Why do so many anti-spam zealots target all commercial email? Simple, they want to putrepparttar 132753 cash where THEY think it belongs --- into their own pockets!

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