All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spam’
If you’re like me, you are being swamped with so many emails it’s pitiful. We get tons of emails with offers from various companies, all of which are claiming that we have opted in to these lists.
The CANSPAM Act just passed here in the US, so I decided to call Loren McDonald, VP of Marketing for EmailLabs, on his views about how this would affect the marketing industry. Just for some background information: “EmailLabs is an email marketing solutions company that empowers corporations with leading edge emarketing solutions.” (from the site)
California’s new heavy handed spam law, slated to take effect on 1 January 2004, not only provides stiff fines PER SPAM EMAIL sent. It also opens the doors wide for civil litigation against a spammer, and gross amounts of cash recovery for “damages” done to the recipient. In a society that is already embroiled in lawsuit frenzy, this law appears to be a ticket to instant riches for any California resident that owns an email account.
I am trying to reduce the number of emails I receive. I see under messages, there is a block senders list; however, I guess I don’t fully understand what to do. Please explain how to use this list and how it works.
We all know there’s been alot of chaos lately about new anti-Spam laws and honest business owners like you and me don’t want to have our businesses and ezines shut down due to false complaints. Yet we also know that true Spammers and Scammers will continue to get away with their crap.
Anyone who uses email knows what Spam is! It’s annoying and time consuming to wade through volumes of fraud, con and obscene emails to filter out the really important ones. And I am sure you are affected by this menace in some form or other.
With Search Engine Optimisation and Marketing set to be one of the hottest sectors in the Internet Marketing industry in the year 2004 it is wise to assess the playing field cautiously.
Are you getting too much spam? We all are, but if you’re a webmaster the word spam takes on a whole new meaning.
It’s not uncommon for the luckiest of email users to receive a dozen or so spam messages each day, while those of us who aren’t so fortunate receive hundreds.
Spam. It’s the bane of anyone who conducts business online. It’s becoming such a major headache that law-makers the world over are struggling to legislate it out of existence, alas without much success. For the time being at least, it’s here to stay, so let’s take a look at the dreaded stuff — what it is, what it isn’t, what you can do about it and how to avoid doing it yourself.
Lately many of you have sent me emails about a new company, Habeas. Many of you have read the frightening predictions abounding on the Internet that Habeas spells the end of email marketing. After reading many such predictions myself, I wanted to get a perspective straight from Habeas CEO Anne P Mitchell. She was gracious enough to sit down with me and discuss her company and what it means to company newsletter publishers.
Spam, spam, spam. It’s terrible not only for those of us on the receiving end, but for those of us who SEND e-mail.
Excerpted from PlanetLink’s Enews – an email newsletter delivered for FREE to your computer. To subscribe, go to http://www.planetlink.com.
This issue focuses on the effective use of email lists and bulk email for website and business promotion. Bulk email essentially consists of sending the same message to some number of recipients at the same time. Spam is characterized as sending bulk mail to recipients whom you have had no prior contact or permission.
With all the tools available to affiliate marketers, nothing quite compares to a well-written email that that introduces you, explains your affiliate’s benefits, and piques the prospect’s interest. The path to marketing success is then relatively straightforward – you create a killer letter and get it to as many prospects as possible. Simple, isn’t it?
On the three days from April 30 through Friday, May 2, 2003, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) held a “Spam Forum” in Washington, D.C.
For over six years, Ross Dunn and StepForth Placement have provided search engine optimization and placement services to a wide array of businesses and organizations. The staff at StepForth are experts in the fields of search engine marketing, search engine friendly design and, of course, search engine placement. They also follow the business of search engines like sports fans follow the playoffs. They welcome questions relating to the search engine industry and articles they have written.
Pressed by increasingly effective anti-spam efforts, senders of unsolicited commercial e-mail are resorting to outright criminality in their efforts to conceal the source of their ill-sent missives, using Trojan horses to turn the computers of innocent netizens into secret spam zombies.
Spam is an overused word. Describing everything from processed luncheon foodstuffs to the flood of advertising Email we all receive each day, the simple, four-letter word is as widely used as many other deceptively descriptive four-letter words are. Suffice it to say that SPAM is not counted amongst the most honorable words in the English language. The IT world has forced the English language to evolve very quickly as old words are applied against new technologies and ideas and thus, the word “Spam” has become synonymous with words such as “junk” and “waste”. In the search engine optimization field, the word Spam is used to describe illegal techniques used to try to fool search engine spiders. This section will outline a few of the more frequent Spam techniques used by webmasters or unscrupulous SEO practitioners. Check your websites for any incidents of Spam and do your best to get rid of them as they could seriously damage your search engine rankings.
The universal problems of spam email and viruses mean companies that specialise in software, hardware and services for the security industry could see stronger growth this year than counterparts in other technology fields, according to speakers at this week’s RSA Conference 2003 in San Francisco.
Email is transported across the Internet via Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). SMTP relays email from server to server in route to your mailbox. When email arrives at your ISP’s server, it is stored there until you download it via Post Office Protocol (POP3).
GAs if it’s not difficult enough to create high quality content for your newsletter or ezine, there’s a new problem that’s cropped up lately that could have a major impact on your success. That problem is the growing amount of spam that is being sent across the internet, and the many filters that are being put in place to block it.
Spam has not only become troublesome because we all receive too much of it, but it’s now a problem for legitimate e-zine publishers such as you and me. This is because the spam overload has driven many companies and individuals to use “anti-spam” software to help screen out the junk. Unfortunately many of these programs filter out our opt-in publications as well.
Let’s first look at what common filtering tools are out there:
As if it’s not difficult enough to create high quality content for your newsletter or ezine, there’s a new problem that’s cropped up lately that could have a major impact on your success. That problem is the growing amount of spam that is being sent across the internet, and the many filters that are being put in place to block it.
If you haven’t yet heard about the chaos that Spam Filters are currently causing for publishers, then I am about to tell you EVERYTHING you’ll need to know on this subject. Many of our fellow publishers disregard the fact that Spam Filters DO in fact exist. For some reason just do NOT want to face the fact that, they are DESTROYING their businesses.
I write a column on Spam for DEMC small business ezine, so I do consider myself to be well educated on this subject. If you have any questions about what I am about to tell you, feel free to contact me at: http://www.OptinFrenzy.com
When a spammer sends a message, he has several goals. First, the message must make it through one or more spam filters. These filters may scan the message for “spammy keywords” at an ISP, a web host and at the user’s own system (and potentially other places as well).
An especially annoying type of spam is called a “self sending spam”. This is a spam message which you receive and the “From:” address is your own email address, or some variation of it. For example, email@example.com might receive an email with a from of “firstname.lastname@example.org. Sometimes the email has your exact same email address in the “From:” field, making it appear you’ve sent the message to yourself.
Why do the spammers bother to do this?
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.
More and more publishers are consistently getting accused of spamming. Whether there is any truth to some of these accusations is yet to be seen, however in MOST instances these accusations are nothing but a complete farce! We as publishers seem to get picked on MORE so than anyone else online. I am not certain as to WHY exactly that is, but we do.
Many marketers online are seriously doubting that “Anti- Spam Fanatics” are ruining thier businesses. I have a bit of news for you, IF YOU currently hold that “mindset”, it is time for a rude awakening! Not only are they killing newsletters and ezines with a variety of filtering software programs, they’re also black listing domains, ISP’s and web hosts.
Of the major engines in the search engine universe, FAST — aka, alltheweb.com — is arguably the most unique. In many ways, it operates differently than typical engines and, in light of recent developments, it’s timely that we probe a little deeper into the inner workings of this strategically important engine.
Martin Schaedel, my search engine optimization colleague from Sweden, recently conducted a telephone interview with Stephen Baker, Director, Internet Business Unit of Fast Search & Transfer, and managed to come away with some very interesting and surprising tidbits for you. Take it away, Martin!
One of the most popular pages on about-the-web.com is about avoiding scams, hoaxes and urban legends on the Internet (http://about-the-web.com/shtml/scams.shtml). Here are a few ways to avoid some of the perils associated with being connected to the rest of the world.
Late last Friday afternoon I made one last email check before leaving for the weekend. Much to my surprise there were nearly 1000 email messages waiting in my inbox. And little did I know at the time, there would be thousands more over the next few days.
So, I’ll bet you’re excited to learn this new promotion method that brought in all this email right? Well, before you get too excited, let me tell you this… it’s one you should never even consider using.
I felt compelled to write this article after a recent bad experience of my own. Spam vigilantes abound on the internet and unfortunately a right which every person should have in civilised democracies – in fact a basic human right – does not exist in relation to spam and spam complaints. This vigilante activity would not be tolerated offline – normally one cannot simply take the law into one’s own hands but it seems this has become acceptable online. However below I do recommend a solution and an association which can help you.
You think spam is annoying ? Let me tell you a spam story that is beyond annoying and well past anger – and it isn’t about receiving a few annoying advertisements in your Inbox. It’s about a particular internet species whom I shall call amateur spam cops. Let me explain.