Yourself! To Win The War Against Spam!

Written by Michael DeVries

Unfortunately, fighting SPAM has become an ever increasing challenge in every day online life! :( Even withrepparttar passage ofrepparttar 135906 CAN-SPAM legislation which took effect inrepparttar 135907 United States in January of 2004 (see ), ,this does not seem to have diminishedrepparttar 135908 volume of *spam* at all (as you may also see inrepparttar 135909 article "CAN-SPAM legislation proving useless against spam" at: ) and appears to have simply "pushedrepparttar 135910 spammers offshore" :( I, personally, used to receive over 200 spam messages just overnight while I slept in just one of my email boxes! :( However, by helping you Arm Yourself withrepparttar 135911 proper tools and techniques, in this article, we hope to help you Winrepparttar 135912 War against SPAM! Although, there are many differing opinions regardingrepparttar 135913 definition of what is and what is not SPAM, we do not wish to enter into that debate in this article. Rather, we will define SPAM simply herein forrepparttar 135914 purpose of this article to mean "any unwanted email message". So, if you didn't ask to receive "an unwanted email message", of whatever kind, then ... How did these "spammers" get your email address inrepparttar 135915 first place to sent it to you? Well, there are many, many ways in which spammers can get "a hold" of your email address :( Every time you post a message in an open forum wherein your email address is "visible", there are those spammers that go and "farm" these email addresses from these public forums and send spam to them. Every time you register your email address at a site that does not "promise" not to share it with or sell it to someone else, that site may be selling your email address to a spammer. If you have your email address explicitely stated in any of your web pages, even just inrepparttar 135916 HTML and perhaps not "visible" onrepparttar 135917 page as such, e.g. in a field, there appear to be spammers who go and "farm" email addresses straight out of your web pages' HTML and send spam to them too. Once one of them has got it they seem to tend to share, sell, etc. your email address with even more spammers and on and on it goes. So, does that mean you should stop posting messages in public forums, registering at web sites and/or making your email address available through your web sites? NO! ... Absolutely Not! Why should we relinquishrepparttar 135918 battlefield torepparttar 135919 *spammers*? When by Arming Ourselves withrepparttar 135920 right tools and techniques, we can Winrepparttar 135921 War against SPAM! So, how do we Arm Ourselves against SPAM? Asrepparttar 135922 saying goes .... "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", right? So, let's start Arming Ourselves by discussingrepparttar 135923 ways in which we may prevent spammers from getting a hold of your email message inrepparttar 135924 first place. You may wish to limit your posting of messages in open forums wherein your email address is "visible". You can disguise (or "munge") your e-mail address when you post it to newsgroups, chat rooms, bulletin boards, or other public forums For example, you can give your e-mail address as "wh0Am1@example.c0m" by usingrepparttar 135925 number zero instead ofrepparttar 135926 letter "o" and "1" instead of "I". This way,repparttar 135927 reader can interpret your address, butrepparttar 135928 automated programs that spammers use cannot. And you may wish to only register your email address with web sites, etc. whom "promise" not to share it with or sell it to anyone else. However, again, I "bristle" atrepparttar 135929 thought of lettingrepparttar 135930 spammers win and in any way curtailing my online activities and/or force me to relinquish any benefit of our wonderful online / virtual world due to their unscrupulous behaviour! ;[ Preventing spammers from "farming" your email address(es) out ofrepparttar 135931 HTML of your web pages is a much easier weapon to weild to prevent unscrupulous spammers from getting a hold of your email address(es) inrepparttar 135932 first place. There exist some very nice and easy to use tools that will help you encrypt your email address such that you may include it (encrypted) inrepparttar 135933 HTML for your web pages, your visitors may still click on your email links to mail to you and spammer won't find it to "farm" for their spam mailing lists! One such email address encrypter that we use regularly and recommend isrepparttar 135934 HTML E-mail Link Encrypter, which is one ofrepparttar 135935 many webmaster tools and utilities you may get as part of your copy ofrepparttar 135936 Fast Selling Software (see below).

You Have A Future On The Internet

Written by Vic Damone

Afterrepparttar bubble burst a few years back I really thought thatrepparttar 135848 Internet craze was over. With sites folding faster than newbies at a Texas Hold ‘Em table it seemed like all those tech-crazed nerds would have to go out there and get real jobs likerepparttar 135849 rest us. Evenrepparttar 135850 stock market seemed to lose interest inrepparttar 135851 Internet andrepparttar 135852 Nasdaq plunged. But, likerepparttar 135853 inevitable sunrise,repparttar 135854 Internet just continued to grow and build momentum with each passing year. But I am no fool and it occurred to me that I either hop on board or riskrepparttar 135855 consequences of being left behind!

Although most of us are naturally intimidated by things we do not understand we all haverepparttar 135856 capacity to adapt and grow—and this is precisely what I did. I began reading throughrepparttar 135857 websites and it hit me completely—this thing is going to be bigger thanrepparttar 135858 invention ofrepparttar 135859 car, television, or anything that has come before! To thrive in this new, big, and very bold world being created byrepparttar 135860 computer engineers and their counterparts I was going to have to create an e-business of my very own and do so soon! There are literally millions of pages added torepparttar 135861 web every single day and I didn’t know how to add a single one!

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