Bulk Mail (anti-spam) FAQs
What is spam?
Spam, including unsolicited commercial email, unsolicited bulk email, mass email, and junk email, is a message that advertises goods or services that you send to someone without their prior consent or in the absence of a previous relationship. In one respect spam is the electronic equivalent of the junk mail you receive in your postal mailbox every day.
There are three main types of spam: Usenet, message board, and email. Usenet and message board spam are messages sent or posted which are unrelated to the topic of discussion of the particular news group or message board. Email spam is any electronic mail message that is addressed to a recipient with whom the initiator does not have an existing business or personal relationship or is not sent at the request of, or with the express consent of, the recipient.
There are other types of Internet abuse that qualify as spam. These include, but are not limited to, spamming of chat rooms and spamming via Internet Relay Chat or "Instant Messaging" systems (such as ICQ).
For more information on spam visit:
The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email
Why is spam unethical?
Spam can slow the performance of the Internet. Large volumes of spam have been known to slow down email delivery for hours or even days, and it sometimes causes computers on the Internet to crash.
Spamming is considered rude. Conduct on the Internet is governed by an unwritten set of rules called Netiquette, and one of those rules is that it's not acceptable to send out unsolicited mass emails.
What is your anti-spam policy?
We do believe that there are occasions when one would need or wish to contact someone who they do not have prior affiliation or contact with. Such contact would be considered acceptable if performed on a very personal one on one contact. This view absolutely excludes mass mailing since mass mailing can never be done on a personal basis and also excludes advertising for sex related businesses since this may be offensive to the recipient. We believe that the Internet belongs to US, all of US, You, Yours and our future generations. We are responsible for what our children will have handed down to them and if we are irresponsible, then either we will have nothing or what we will have will be so controlled by a governing body that the beauty of our freedoms will be lost.. Let us take this responsibility seriously and in this is the total of our anti-spam policy.
How do I report spammers?
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