Probably more than you wanted to know–but not as much as you should–about spam.
Several clients have been sending me these emails that look quite official and sound threatening ("Failure to complete ... " etc.). It sounds very much like it's your domain registration (which is their trick), but it's not.
Just got a note from my host after a client said mail was bouncing to her. Turns out that my host uses some spam-prevention techniques that will bounce email that doesn't comply. In my opinion, this sounds like an issue that the sending party's host should deal with as our host is just battling spam. [...]
Due to the increase in complaints, effective February 10, 2007, we will no longer allow forwards from our accounts to Hotmail / MSN accounts. Update: Yahoo too.
We used to use Nedstat as a free counter (statistics) for websites but they just recently starting doing pop-up ads on sites. If you have been getting these (or heard of someone getting them on your site), let us know and we'll remove them.
The governing body of domain names, ICANN, says you should have "not false" information about yourself as the domain name owner (see article on GoDaddy website here). My guess is that it's so when they're tracking down spammers they can find the information about the guilty party and go after them. It basically says this: [...]
I reluctantly have my email listed (plain text firstname.lastname@example.org) on a business networking site I'm a member of. Here's what happened. My email is listed on the site in regular text, so it's easy for the spammers to collect and add to their databases. Now spam is no fun, but "phishing" is potentially dangerous. See [...]
There are probably as many strategies to stop spam as there are to send it. For the article below, I'm only talking about working with YOUR email address (email@example.com), not blacklisting or whitelisting THEIR email addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org). Here are two main strategies. Blacklist Allow all mail to come in to any email address with your [...]
Happy New Year! I'm using a new newsletter feature from my new website (www.likoma.com), so could you let me know you got this email? Just a blank reply is fine, thanks. I won't be using this newsletter to bombard you with junk mail, so please don't unsubscribe. I'll try to keep it relevant to you [...]
Well, they're not really. It's as if I were at my sister's house and I wrote a letter (a what?!) and put my return address label on the envelope even though I was sending it from my sister's house. So if it got returned, it would come to my house, not her house. The spammers [...]