"Where is My Spam"

Written by Wonder Wyant

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When I read my first issue of an ezine, if I am instantly totally impressed, I set up a subfolder for that ezine and a message rule that puts every issue in that folder. I generally eagerly read them as soon as I see I have unopened mail in that folder. If I find later that I am not enjoying that ezine as much, I moverepparttar whole folder to another catagory or I unsubscribe and deleterepparttar 132782 folder.

I also have a subfolder called 'Checking Out'. If I am not totally enamored withrepparttar 132783 ezine, it goes into a subfolder in that file. I have these labeled: 'Daily's", 'Weekly's' and 'Monthly's. I addrepparttar 132784 from address torepparttar 132785 appropriate message rule and those ezines go to their folders.

I readrepparttar 132786 'Checking Out' ezines as time allows. Very often, byrepparttar 132787 second or third issue,repparttar 132788 ezine has graduated it its own folder. I sort by name and readrepparttar 132789 'Daily's' more often thatrepparttar 132790 others but I do at least scan them all.

If I have received 5 or 6 issues of an ezine and it still remains in my just looking folder, I am not very interested in that ezine. I unsubscribe. Ezine editors might want to note that, when they send me 4 or more 'solos' in a day, I am probably only seeing one real issue of their ezine when I'm trying to decide if I want to remain subscribed.

I have to admit that I've recently added a new subfolder called 'Free Ad Subs'. Yep, you guessed it, stuff I don't read unless have extra time or I need an ad code. I will stay subscribed though until I figure out a better way to market.

I don't know, maybe I'm just too new out here to know what canned meat is.

If you'd like some helpful hints on how to manage 400+ ezines in your mailbox, send for my free helpful article "Manage Your E-mail" mailto:wonderclass1@GetResponse.com.

Wonder Wyant is a retired carny and the editor of "Geeks, Freaks and Bamboozles" a new ezine about both the carnival she retired from and the one she retired to. To get in prelaunch, mailto:wonderwyant@hotmail.com. You can check out her newest 'teddybear' at http://100PercentProfit.cjb.net.

Buried Under a Mountain of Spam

Written by Michael Southon

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But in your browser just click on 'View Source Code' and search forrepparttar letters 'http'. That will take you torepparttar 132781 spammer's affiliate link.

(2) Reporting to Web Hosts

Ifrepparttar 132782 spam doesn't contain an affiliate link, its likely that it is coming fromrepparttar 132783 owner ofrepparttar 132784 domain name. In that case you'll have to report it torepparttar 132785 spammer's web host or their ISP.

To make a report torepparttar 132786 spammer's web host just go to Whois,repparttar 132787 directory of registered domain names: http://www.netsol.com/cgi-bin/whois/whois

Type inrepparttar 132788 spammer's domain (the website address that appears inrepparttar 132789 spam) together withrepparttar 132790 extension (.com, .org, .net etc).

The host for that domain will usually be listed asrepparttar 132791 Technical Contact inrepparttar 132792 Whois record and there will be an email address for contacting them.

(3) Reporting to ISPs

To report a spammer to his Internet Service Provider, you'll have to look atrepparttar 132793 spam's 'extended headers'.

Extended headers showrepparttar 132794 servers thatrepparttar 132795 message passed through in order to get to you. The instructions for viewing extended headers will vary depending on what email client you are using.

=> In Pegasus Mail, openrepparttar 132796 offending message and then right-click and choose 'Show raw message data'.

=> In Eudora Light, click on 'Tools' inrepparttar 132797 top menu bar, and then 'Options', and then selectrepparttar 132798 checkbox option that says 'Show all headers (evenrepparttar 132799 ugly ones)' and click OK.

=> In Outlook Express, openrepparttar 132800 offending message, select 'Properties' fromrepparttar 132801 File menu and then clickrepparttar 132802 'Details' tab.

Reading and understanding extended headers is quite a detailed subject. Here's an excellent free tutorial on how to decipher extended headers: http://www.doughnut.demon.co.uk/SpamTracking101.html

As an alternative to these reporting techniques, you could use a web-based spam reporting service such as SpamCop (www.spamcop.net). SpamCop deciphersrepparttar 132803 spam's message headers and tracesrepparttar 132804 mail back to its source.

However, SpamCop is known to generate complaints about innocent third parties, and as a result, many system administrators ignore complaints received from SpamCop.

There is one kind of spam thatrepparttar 132805 techniques in this article probably won't help you with: spam from China.

This isrepparttar 132806 most peculiar spam you're ever likely to receive. For example I regularly get messages from a certain ChenHua ofrepparttar 132807 China-Lutong mechanical company asking me if I would like to order hydraulic heads forrepparttar 132808 VE distributor pump.

Spam is not an issue in China so it's unlikely you would stoprepparttar 132809 spammer by reporting him to a 3rd party. However, while doingrepparttar 132810 research for this article I came across a web page that offers a very ingenious (though rather severe) solution to Chinese spam.

The Chinese government recently ordered all ISPs in China to start monitoring email for subversive phrases. This anti-spammer replies to Chinese spam with a message that includes subversive phrases, such as "weapons and ammunition", "Falung Gong" and "Free Tibet".

But I don't recommend you do this -repparttar 132811 Chinese spammer could end up spending years in a forced labor camp. Evenrepparttar 132812 worst spammer inrepparttar 132813 world doesn't deserve that.

Good luck in your fight against spam!

Michael Southon is the author of the popular new eBook 'Ezine Writer!' Discover how to dramatically increase your Traffic and Sales, starting today: http://www.ezine-writer.com/ Join his twice-monthly 'e-Profit Tips Newsletter': mailto:ept-subscribe@freezineweb.com

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