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How to improve mail deliverability by avoiding role-based email addresses

How to improve mail deliverability by avoiding role-based email addresses

What are role based email addresses and how does the system handle them? Role-based email addresses (like admin@, help@, sales@, leads@) are email addresses that are not associated with a particular person, but rather with a company, department, position or group of recipients. They are not generally intended for personal use, as they typically include [...]

Offending SPAM message

Look at this clever little monkey filling out every contact form on the Internet.  I’m quite offended now, more because I thought it was a personally completed form.  Someone has written a script to  complete the contact form and fill in the facebook account information to make the message appear legitimate. Of course, it is [...]

Solicitations Galore

It’s a new year and the aggressive solicitations are coming in full strength.  You’ll probably notice an increased number of special offers from “people” who want to redo your website, offer you a loan, sell you insurance, provide photo editing services, etc. The senders of these messages are not really “people” but SPAMMERS. These messages [...]

Sending e-mail to many recipients (mass e-mail)

Are you having trouble sending mass e-mail to your membership or distribution list? Not all outgoing SMTP mail servers were created equal, and how much e-mail you can send each hour or each day will be determined by the particular outgoing SMTP mail server that you use to relay your messages. What is my outgoing [...]

Not Bloggin Enough

Clearly I’m not blogging enough. You know what they say? “The Shoemaker’s children have not shoes and the Web Developer has no blog posts”. Must be the seven jobs I’m working on. Sorry for the delay everyone! Today I wanted to remind you to make sure you are backing up your hard drives and using [...]

Spam Report

In the last few months of 2007, spam has become more inventive. In 2007 spammers waged stock pump-and-dump campaigns on the public using Adobe Acrobat PDF format files in order to evade traditional defenses. Later in the year this moved-up a gear by using other file attachment formats, including Microsoft Excel, Word, ZIP and more [...]