SPAM, Spam & more SPAM

Written by Gillian Tarawhiti

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To decide whether an electronic message is 'commercial',repparttar Act looks at all ofrepparttar 132694 following: •the content ofrepparttar 132695 message •the way in whichrepparttar 132696 message is presented; and •any links, phone numbers or contact information inrepparttar 132697 message RAMIFICATIONS OF SPAM TO YOU! If you have been accused of SPAM activities you will be asked to prove that you have not committedrepparttar 132698 offence. If you are unsuccessful in that approach you IP (Internet Provider) will withdraw all services to you i.e. close your website. If you are using an autoresponder to hold your subscriber list and are sending messages via that service, your autoresponder will automatically suspend your account unless you can prove your innocence. Penalties for breach ofrepparttar 132699 Act range up to $1.1 million per day;repparttar 132700 legislation also allows forrepparttar 132701 making of orders for spammers to relinquish profits and pay compensation to spam victims. So in short, there are 3 things that can keep you inrepparttar 132702 clear of such violations. 1.Get Consent - Expressed or Inferred 2.Identify yourself 3.Provide a way for people to unsubscribe from receiving further emails Before I finish this article, I would like to add that this is just a brief overview ofrepparttar 132703 act and that it would be in your best interest to actually read and implementrepparttar 132704 practices.

About the Author Gillian Tarawhiti, is Founder and CEO of Community Training Centre, an Australian-based Internet Marketing firm that works with individuals and organisations © 2004 Permission is granted to reprint this article in print or on your web site so long as the paragraph above is included and contact information is provided to

Fighting the SPAM War

Written by Telian Adlam

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If you are using CPanel, you can check your default email account by clicking onrepparttar “webmail” icon from your control panel home page. You can also set what your unrouted messages will do by clicking onrepparttar 132692 “mail” icon and selecting “default address", then “set default address” - you can then choose to blackhole unrouted messages (just let them disappear into cyberspace - my personal favorite), fail messages (bounce them back to sender) or you can specify an email address you want them forwarded to. If you are afraid someone simply misspelled your email address and you want to sift throughrepparttar 132693 unrouted messages, set up an email account specifically for them (ex: and remember to check it every week or so.

SPAM filters: I consider spam filters to be a final line of defense if all others fail. Currently, I use Mozilla Thunderbird as my email application and it comes with a built in spam filter which can be trained to catch unsolicited email. There are also many other SPAM filter software out there for email clients such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, etc. which are worth a look. To find out more information onrepparttar 132694 available spam filters, check out (for Outlook and Outlook Express - free) or do a quick google search for “free anti spam software” for your platform.

A special note for AOL users: While I have nothing against AOL and they are trying very hard to combat spam, they are slowly, but surely losingrepparttar 132695 battle. I’ve had two email accounts opened with them, and before I even had a chance to sign up for anything or even tell my family about it - I received spam. I do not know why they are so prone to spam, but something tells me it has a lot to do with their member directory. My advice, get another email address - just remember to check your AOL email every once in a while to deleterepparttar 132696 messages. I’ve also noticed that a lot of other subscription services are declining to email AOL users due to their new “report spam” button being far too close torepparttar 132697 delete button and webmasters of legitimate email lists are getting warnings from their ISPs.

In closing, I have managed to keep my current primary email spam free (literally) for over a year using these methods, and before that I kept my primary email address spam free for just over two. I will plainly admit that I have no sympathy for spammers, and I make sure to hunt down anyone who sends me spam and report them until their site is either shut down or their ISP is added to a block list.

If you want to learn more on fighting this spam war, there are many valuable resources online such as which hosts a blacklist of known spammers and which has a wealth of information on protecting yourself against spam.

Telian Adlam is the owner and manager of - a website dedicated to promoting success and balance, not only in business, but in life

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