Protect Yourself from Being Called a Spammer

Written by Glen Palo

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ISPs that share MAPS concerns aboutrepparttar harm caused by spam often request access to MAPS' databases so that they can decide whether to block email which originates fromrepparttar 132843 listed sites.

Consequently, ISPs have to fear being listed by MAPS if they are not aggressive in combating spam. As a result, many ISPs will shoot first and ask questions later when one of their clients is accused of spamming.

How do you protect yourself from spam complaints?

First and foremost find an ISP or hosting company that takes a proactive approach to spam complaints. Review their Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) or Terms of Service (TOS). Ifrepparttar 132844 AUP or TOS does not state how or what their process is for handling spam complaints, ASK! Also ask them about their attitude regarding SpamCop. It appears that SpamCop is becomingrepparttar 132845 defacto spam clearing house.

When an ISP or hosting company receives a spam complaint, their policy should be to diligently, and swiftly investigaterepparttar 132846 reported incident. They should make every attempt to determinerepparttar 132847 actual origin of an email, as well asrepparttar 132848 intention before making a determination. Their policy should be to issue a warning first.

If you have an opt-in, opt-out mailing list, it should not be a problem. Even thenrepparttar 132849 possibility does exist for someone to "forget" that they opted in. Using a double opt-in method list is ideal for maintaining opt-in lists. The request to be added to a list is submitted and thenrepparttar 132850 submitter hasrepparttar 132851 requirement to confirmrepparttar 132852 request prior to actually being placed onrepparttar 132853 mailing list.

People writing articles for publication in electronic newsletters should be particularly careful in selecting their ISPs and hosting companies. The possibility exists that an article could be published in a newsletter that someone claims to be spam.

In short, there isn't a set, specific method of determining how someone will react to a mailing, however using common sense, and reading as much as possible aboutrepparttar 132854 pitfalls of spam, should steer readers clear of any major problems.

Some links readers may find helpful:

Glen Palo has published the Achieve USA Home Business Journal since 1998. For a subscription, please visit For more information on protecting yourself from spam complaints send an email to

I Love Spam

Written by Dave Cole

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I actually love it when those card decks come inrepparttar postal mail. Flipping throughrepparttar 132842 cards, I'll put those that have attractive headlines in one pile, trashrepparttar 132843 ones that aren't appealing, then go back later and really readrepparttar 132844 one's inrepparttar 132845 first pile.

I'm always onrepparttar 132846 lookout for new ideas on what works in ad writing, new tactics ad writers employ, and seeing what is working and not working for them.

Successful online marketers are constantly studying not only their own ads, but what others are doing. So instead of getting upsetrepparttar 132847 next time you receive your daily dose of spam, why not look at it as an opportunity to help you become a better marketer?

If you would like your name removed from many ofrepparttar 132848 bulk mailing lists, this Web site will be a blessing. Simply give them your e-mail address and they will scan their bulk mailing lists and remove you. It is a unique concept they have. You can read more about what they do at their Web site.

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