8 Quick, Hot Reasons You Should Offer an E-mail Course Today!

Written by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta

1. E-mail courses are generally quick and easy to create. Contents for your e-mail courses are everywhere -- old articles, interviews, information from doing research. You only need to know how to organize them and makerepparttar content easy to understand and follow.

2. You can append your sales letters atrepparttar 109636 end of your e-mail courses. People who take your e-mail courses can learn something valuable from you first, and when they're done, they will be more receptive to your follow-up letters.

3. E-mail courses can help you attract visitors to your Web site. You can't put everything in an e-mail course so you can actually place links within your e-mail course messages. These links can point to more information found on your site. You can promote your Web site's URL in each message.

4. E-mail courses can help you gain more subscribers for your e-zine. Make people aware that subscribers of your e-zine are alwaysrepparttar 109637 ones to get first dibs on your e-mail courses.

5. You can run your e-mail courses hands-free. You just need to create and arrange your e-mail messages inrepparttar 109638 order you want them to be delivered to your participants, then put them in a sequential autoresponder. Your e-mail courses then become your 24/7 promoter!

Black Hole Lists

Written by Richard Lowe

When you send an email acrossrepparttar internet, you must first log into your ISP's email system. Generally, you setrepparttar 109635 login information (username and password) in some setup screen, then quickly forget about it. However, behindrepparttar 109636 scenes your username and password are used to log in each and every time you send email.

Whenrepparttar 109637 email system receives your message it opens a connection torepparttar 109638 recipient email system and deliversrepparttar 109639 message. This isrepparttar 109640 way email normally works, at least on properly configured email systems.

Unfortunately, many emails systems are not properly configured (or have older, buggy software). These systems have becomerepparttar 109641 bane ofrepparttar 109642 internet and are one ofrepparttar 109643 primary reasons that spam is so hard to fight.

These email servers are known as open relays. You see, email systems also haverepparttar 109644 ability to send messages to one another. This is known as relaying. Inrepparttar 109645 good old days ofrepparttar 109646 internet, back when it was a small network of universities and military installations, spam was not a significant issue. During those innocent times, there was little security because there were not many offenders. Thus, email systems did not protect themselves very well.

What is there to protect against? Spammers use open relay systems to hide their identity. What happens is simple. A spammer sends messages using one of these open relay systems and bypassesrepparttar 109647 normal security. The spammer is basically hijackingrepparttar 109648 email server to do his dirty work for him.

You see, email messages are actually enclosed in an electronic envelope which identifies whererepparttar 109649 message came from. So if a spammer sends a message through his own ISP's email server, then it could be tracked back to him because he has an account on that server.

However, if he hijacks an open relay, he can send all ofrepparttar 109650 messages that he wants without worrying about being tracked. The email message identifiesrepparttar 109651 open relay asrepparttar 109652 system whererepparttar 109653 email came from; however,repparttar 109654 spammer is not a legitimate user. The open relay does not (unless it goes to great lengths) have a clue whererepparttar 109655 messages came from.

A spammer must rub his hands together in glee when he finds one of these systems. I can just imaginerepparttar 109656 evil laugh asrepparttar 109657 spammer pressesrepparttar 109658 return key to send literally hundreds of thousands or even millions of messages throughrepparttar 109659 open relay system.

This cannot happen on a properly configured, secured and patched email server.

Open relays are a big problem, and to combat that problem a number of services have appeared. These are called Blackhole Lists, and what they do is simply list all ofrepparttar 109660 open relays that they know about. ISPs and others can subscribe to these lists and use them to block email messages.

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