Month: December 2009

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Spammer is as spammer does

Laura has an outstanding post about coming changes to reputation systems up at her blog. If you haven’t had a look at it, you should. Part of one of the comments, though, has caused a bit of a commotion: While I’m with you in spirit, I’m not optimistic that “blocking ESPs” will have much of a lasting… Read More

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Barry Speaks: We won’t shut-up and eat your spam

Today we have a guest post from the ever popular Barry. Al Iverson, ​Too Much Contact​, Spam Resource (2009), http://www.spamresource.com/2009/10/too-much-contact.html. Barry is overworked, underpaid, and wants to get the word out: I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about how ESPs think the ISPs should just shut up and eat their spam. That if the… Read More

When is transactional mail not transactional anymore?

An interesting question came across my desk this morning. Here’s the request from someone we’ll call “Joe”: I need some help understanding CAN-SPAM requirements. I represent a membership organization. From time to time, we send marketing message to our members and, of course, some of the unsubscribe from those messages. Now we are getting to… Read More