The Harvesters Part 2

Written by Laurie Rogers

The Harvesters - Part 2 by Laurie Rogers Copyright 2001

Remember from part one, we are not talking about those folks who pick veggies out ofrepparttar garden inrepparttar 132759 fall. This is definitely NOT an episode from Martha Stewart, although I'm curious to know how get my tomatoes to stop bruising, ooops, sorry got a little side tracked for a moment! It happens torepparttar 132760 best of us, espicially when you're weeding (pardonrepparttar 132761 pun) through all that spam trying to find your "real" email messages.

You knowrepparttar 132762 important stuff, that really does need your FULL attention. And halfrepparttar 132763 time you can't find it because it's buried under all that JUNK MAIL, I know how you feel, somedays I'd like to run torepparttar 132764 highest mountain and SCREAM my head off. Maybe they'd listen, cause I sure as heck don't get a response when I'm screaming at them throughrepparttar 132765 computer. (You're notrepparttar 132766 only one huh?)

Hopefully, someone will invent a system where you can talk torepparttar 132767 email that comes in,repparttar 132768 person sending can hear you right at that moment. That'd be awesome eh? Someone sends you some spam and you CAN tell them what is on your mind! You know, HOW you "really" appreciate their message. Although, I do NOT think we'd get much work done, cause we'd be too busy cussing them all out.

You have really got to wonder WHY they keep spamming cause *NOBODY* buys their stuff. And let's be realistic for a moment, what inrepparttar 132769 world isrepparttar 132770 point in sending 1 person 500 copies ofrepparttar 132771 SAME darn ad? I'm notrepparttar 132772 one who'srepparttar 132773 MORON here! I can read, I simply choose NOT to read spam. And NO matter HOW many times you send it, it's STILL not going to change my mind. (You'd really think they'd CLUE in afterrepparttar 132774 first 250 copies.)

The Misconceptions of Spam Filters

Written by Laurie Rogers

The Misconceptions of Spam Filters by Laurie Rogers Copyright July 2002

Unfortunately there are a lot of people online that all have many misconceptions regarding Spam Filters. Today I'm going to answer some questions that people have asked me about my "Spam column" for DEMC Small Business Ezine regarding them. With regards to spam filters, one can never have enough knowledge, so I do hope that this article will clear up any misconceptions that you may have.

1. Don't spam filters ONLY apply to those who have NOT opted in?

This is indeed a very sad misconception, Spam Filters do affect EVERYONE who sends and receives email in some way or another. Whether you publish a FREE ezine OR a PAID ezine, it does not matter, if it is being sent by email it affects YOU. The biggest problem with filters is that they have NO way to detect thatrepparttar email message is in fact "Optin", they actually base it on your headers.

Should you use a third party list server, your chances of being filtered are even greater, because of that reason. And this is how ALL filtering is based: By looking atrepparttar 132757 headers in your email message, by using a point system based onrepparttar 132758 contents in your subject line as well asrepparttar 132759 body.

This can also be done by subscribing to a blacklist service that will provide them with a list of domains or hosts that have been identified as being used by spammers -such as or AOL, Verizon and Accessus are widely known for using services such as these. It should also be known that spam filtering programs MAY also subscribe to these services, some do and some do not.

2. I heard that spam filters don't apply to autoresponders, is this true?

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