trpted Posted June 24, 2005 Share Posted June 24, 2005 What could an user say this when reporting spam to mailing list owners without breaking any copyright law(s)? If not what could / should a user say? Please remeber that it has be to point and has to be less than, I think the last I checked, 500 characters Failure to follow these rules, (#1, #2, and or #3), your e-mail will be marked and or considered as spam. Please next time to be sure to send a confirm message confirming that I want to be on your mailing list. Then I must confirm that I want to be on your mailing list (for your reference some text from http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/104.html #1 Verify email addresses Sometimes, people will use a fake email address when signing up for something. Once in a while, this fake address can be someone else's real address. The recipient then sees your mailing as spam. Also, people have been known to take revenge on spam-fighters by signing them up for hundreds of mailing lists at once. Ideally, all mailing lists should protect against this. You can protect against this by asking each list subscriber to respond with a special code that you send out in email: 1. New user (Joe) asks to be added to list. 2. You send email with enable-code to Joe confirming signup. 3. Joe replies to your email. 4. Signup confirmed, and Joe is added to your list. This is the method most noncommercial lists use, as well as well run commercial systems like http://www.deja.com/ This is a bit of a barrier for a commercial list, so you may decide to avoid verification of this kind, but you should be extra careful in your removal procedures if you do forgo address verification. You should also be prepared for fallout from this (IMHO) bad decision. #2 ** Identify yourself clearly At the start of your mailing, identify your company and tell the recipients where you got their email addresses and when/where they authorized you to use their addresses for sending this mailing. For example "This email is sent from www.widgets.com. You authorized this mailing when you registered your widget on our web-site. See below for removal directions.") === End text from http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/104.html === #3 Also next time in your e-mail to me: (Some text from http://spam.abuse.net/marketerhelp/ First of all, we always think that more communications is better than less. If someone gives you an e-mail address at your web site, when you use it, mention where and and when and from what host or address you got it. For example, when sending out a newsletter, include at the bottom something like this: We were given your e-mail address at our web site www.<companyname>.com on <date> by someone coming from <hostname> <IP address>. This serves to remind people of when they subscribed to your site and helps reduce the number of complaints from people who forget they even asked for your newsletter. === End text from http://spam.abuse.net/marketerhelp/ ===== Now do you understand what these rulres are why they exist? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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