Internet Promotion: Email Signatures

Written by Richard Lowe

Perhaps one ofrepparttar most important methods to promote your web site is including some advertising in each and every email you send and all newsgroup postings that you make. DO NOT spamrepparttar 109672 newsgroups by sending useless messages. Instead, make useful postings which include your signature. People will be interested enough to visit your site as long as you appear to be an intelligent, knowledgeable person.

This is generally done by defining an email signature in your email client. It's pretty simple to cause Outlook 2000, for example, to send a couple of additional lines for each and every email that you send. It's equally simple to dorepparttar 109673 same thing with Outlook Express. Your email signature might read:

Visit my web site at

Anything which helps to promote your site or service is fine (excluding profanity andrepparttar 109674 like). You should keeprepparttar 109675 signature to just a few lines - no more than 6. Also, it's a good idea not to include any pictures and to stick with straight text (not HTML). This way everyone can see your ad, which isrepparttar 109676 whole point.

One additional word of caution about email (and newsgroup) signatures: some words will trigger spam filters. This can be especially annoying on newsgroup postings. I had a 900 number in my signature which caused an automated spam checker for newsgroups to send my posts straight to my ISP! The postings were on topic and definitely not spam, but they were treated as such. Naturally, this could also cause good email spam filters to also block your emails.

The Hoax Was On Me

Written by Ron Kimball

As an e-zine publisher, you strive to do repparttar right thing by your subscribers.

When you find an interesting link, you pass it on. When you write or read an informative article, you print it. When you get a piece of information that could benefit your readers, naturally you make it known to them.

But, sometimesrepparttar 109671 inevitable happens andrepparttar 109672 percentages of good/bad information catch up to you.

They did for me.

Recently, I fell prey to a *deadly virus* hoax.

It was sent to me by a credible source and I sent it to my subscriber list via my list server.

These types of hoaxes serve no purpose except to confuse and confound people, causing only worry.

Of course, they can perpetuate themselves in repparttar 109673 form of emails that are sent in REPLY from unsuspecting readers. They click on their REPLY button and then hit SEND and emails begin to do repparttar 109674 *Hippy Hippy Shake* and bounce repeatedly from one email box torepparttar 109675 next.

I'm not sure ofrepparttar 109676 extent ofrepparttar 109677 bounced emails or if any damage occurred but I know it caused a ruckus. I received minimal comments chastising my action, although, in retrospect, I probably deserved more.

I sent out an apology to list members after discovering my blunder. Surprisingly,repparttar 109678 reactions were largely supportive and forgiving.

Here are samples of some ofrepparttar 109679 comments:

"Nice to know you're "one of us"." --Roger

"Better to err onrepparttar 109680 side of caution than not at all." --Comet

"The 2 virus' you have listed are very well know hoaxes. Just by spammingrepparttar 109681 warning you have propagatedrepparttar 109682 hoax just as a virus would have. Shame on you! Do your research before you send out warnings." --Shelly

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