Protect Yourself from Being Called a Spammer

Written by Glen Palo

The purpose of this article is to help website owners, writers, internet marketers to protect themselves from being accused of spamming.

Anyone that has a website, webpage or electronic newsletter and communicates using email, publishes articles or promotes their URL can be accused of being a spammer.

First, knowledge isrepparttar first step to prevention. Unfortunately, to date there is no official or agreed upon definition of what constitutes spam.

The internet today isrepparttar 132843 result ofrepparttar 132844 collaborative efforts ofrepparttar 132845 Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). IETF is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned withrepparttar 132846 evolution ofrepparttar 132847 Internet architecture andrepparttar 132848 smooth operation ofrepparttar 132849 Internet. These arerepparttar 132850 guys that writerepparttar 132851 guidelines (RFC) and standards to which everyone adheres to makerepparttar 132852 internet function. They wroterepparttar 132853 Netiquette Guidelines (RFC1855). For more info, visit

The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE) according to their website ( was created by netizens to advocate for a legislative solution torepparttar 132854 problem of UCE (a/k/a "spam"). Unfortunately, they do not specifically define spam other than provide a list of characteristics of email sent by unreputable marketers promoting pyramid schemes, chain letters, etc.

>From my research, I have concluded that spam has been defined as junk email, unsolicited bulk email (UBE), unsolicited commercial email (UCE), unrequested email and more.

Here is a quick check list of things that would possibly be considered spam:

=>Sending advertisements, solicitations, or any type of mailing that was not requested (even if only sent to a single person)

=>Posting advertisements for your web site in news groups, bulletin boards, or any other public medium where such posts are not appropriate

=>Having other people do either ofrepparttar 132855 above.

Most Internet Service Providers and web hosting companies are anti-spam. They have to be because ofrepparttar 132856 severe consequences of being labeled tolerant of spam, and, particularly being listed onrepparttar 132857 Realtime Blackhole List maintained by Mail Abuse Prevention System LLC (MAPS).

According torepparttar 132858 MAPS website at, they are a not-for-profit California organization whose mission is to defendrepparttar 132859 Internet's e-mail system from abuse by spammers. Their principal means of accomplishing this mission is by educating and encouraging ISP's to enforce strong terms and conditions prohibiting their customers from engaging in abusive e-mail practices.

I Love Spam

Written by Dave Cole

Spam is considered any unsolicited and often un-wanted e-mail. The term seems to have originated from a Monty Python sketch set in a cafe that serves nothing butrepparttar canned, processed meat, called Spam.

Inrepparttar 132842 skit there is a table of Vikings singing, spam, spam, spam, spam, lovely spam. Whilerepparttar 132843 skit does arouse laughter,repparttar 132844 receiving of spam e-mail usually does not dorepparttar 132845 same for our demeanor.

It isrepparttar 132846 rare inbox which hasn't been visited by some sort of un-wanted message containing anything from get-rich-quick schemes to Cyber-Porn.

Most email browsers or accounts allow a person to use blocking or filtering mechanisms which send junk mail directly torepparttar 132847 trash bin.

Professional spammers use sophisticated software that actually spidersrepparttar 132848 Internet gleaning e-mail addresses from Web sites.

If you have ever filled out an online survey, your e-mail address has most likely ended up on a for sale list of targeted buyers.

While most spam and postal junk mail is annoying, it can have some benefits. Running an online business requires us at times to be effective ad writers. Immediately deleting all this junk mail means you are throwing way an opportunity to learn ad strategies.

Next time spam shows up, why not take a few minutes to read through these ads and see how they are written. See ifrepparttar 132849 headline or body attracts your attention, or what is effective aboutrepparttar 132850 ad and what turns you off.

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