August 28, 2007 - News Articles
A few years back, era404 was written up in The Wall Street Journal’s online site, WSJ.com, for an experiment we ran concerning unsolicited email. The experiment was to test if those “Unsubscribe” links actually work. Upon creating a dozen brand new email accounts, we subscribed each to a dozen different online newsletters, contests, subscription services and mailing lists. Then, upon receiving the initial emails from those services, we clicked the “Unsubscribe” link.Read More
June 28, 2005 - Information Resources
Preventative measures can help your emails from becoming false positives
Your contacts are primarily made of people who’ve asked you to contact them or people who would be interested in receiving your emails.
However, some of these contacts may have Spamblocking services that could mis-interpret your emails as Spam. This is far worse than a contact just not receiving an email. If your Internet Protocol (IP) is added to a Spam Sender list because of this, it may stop ALL emails from being received.Read More
June 24, 2002 - News Articles
The Wall Street Journal Online (By Stacy Forster)
Is unsolicited commercial e-mail, or spam, illegal?
There is no federal law against spam. Several states, including Washington and California, have strict laws prohibiting certain junk e-mail, and some individuals have won damages under anti-spam laws. Also, big Internet service providers, such as America Online, have sued to stop bulk e-mailers from sending spam through their networks, claiming the spammers are violating the terms of service by essentially stealing the Internet provider’s resources.Read More