Invasion of the Email Snatchers

They're sneaky. And stealthy. They're quiet and mostly unobtrusive, but once you've been visited by them, you'll know it. Because you'll be inundated with a seemingly never-ending stream of spam-mails.

They're email harvesting robots, and chances are you've been visited by one.

What these insidious creatures do is crawl your site, much like the search engine spiders do, and collect any and all email addresses they find there. Many of them crawl your entire site, following every link, gathering email addresses from your guestbook, your message boards, databases, and everywhere else they can get to.

What happens next is so sinister, so unthinkable; I can barely say it. They put your email addresses on CDRom and sell them- as opt-in lists. You've seen them, "20,000 targeted email addresses for only $29.95!", or my personal favorite, "Send 10 Bazillion emails- WITHOUT SPAMMING!!". What you didn't know was that it was YOUR email address they were selling.

To find out if your site has been visited by an email harvester, you only need to look at your logs. If your web host provides you with your stats, you can look in the Browser report for any of the following:

  • EmailSiphon
  • Crescent Internet Tool Pack v1.0
  • Cherry Picker
  • Email Collector
  • Libwww-perl 1.0

If you don't have a stats program, you can examine your logs for visits from these agents. The easiest way to do this is to download them and open them in a program with a search function (like Wordpad). Then you can search for the names listed above.

So, what can you do to protect your site from these evil robots? Unfortunately, there's no single magic solution. There are, however steps you can take to discourage them.

The first thing you can do is create a Robots Exclusion file. This is simply a text file named robots.txt that you place in your root directory. What this file does is tells robots where they can and cannot go (as well as which robots can and cannot visit your site). The drawback of using this file to combat email harvesting robots is that as a rule, the robots.txt file is based on a sort of robot honor system. That is to say that you are assuming that any robot that visits will ask for and comply with the directives that you put there. Unfortunately, harvesting robots are typically ill-mannered robots that ignore this file. For more information on Robot Exclusion, visit the Robots Exclusion Standard

A really fun solution is to use a cgi-script that punishes bad robots. What these do is to direct the robot to a page full of fake email addresses- lots and lots of them. So, what the spammer gets is a whole lot of bounced email messages, which will discourage them from visiting you again. The downside of this method is that they do also collect the valid email addresses. Also, most scripts of this type have a little disclaimer attached to them stating that they won't be held responsible for any legal issues that arise from the use of their script- and that has to make you wonder.

There are other scripts that hide your email address from the robots, but not your site visitors. This is a great solution for smaller sites that don't have more than one or two addresses listed. You can find both types of scripts at the CGI Resource Index

Another handy script is one that will check to see if a robot is friendly, and if not it will put it to sleep for say, 10,000 minutes. This will cause the robot to terminate the request and move on to another victim. $number = $ENV{REMOTE_ADDR};
($a,$b,$c,$d)=split(/./,$number);
$ipadr=pack("C4",$a,$b,$c,$d);
($name,$aliases,$addrtype,$length,
@addrs)=(gethostbyaddr("$ipadr", 2));

if ($name =~ /foo.com/i) {
$ENV{HTTP_USER_AGENT} =~ /emailsiphon/i;
$access_denied++;
sleep(10000);
}

The last option is, in my humble opinion, the best option. If you have the ability to modify your .htaccess file, you can specify certain host agents that are not allowed to visit your site using the mod_rewrite file. This effectively blocks the offending robots from ever touching your site. You should definitely check with your hosting provider to see whether or not you can make such a modification. Most hosts will be more than happy to make the modification for you.

For those of you willing and able to make the changes yourself, just add the following to your.htaccess file:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailSiphon [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailWolf [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ExtractorPro [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mozilla.*NEWT [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Crescent [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^CherryPicker [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^[Ww]eb[Bb]andit [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebEMailExtrac.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NICErsPRO [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Telesoft [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Zeus.*Webster [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Microsoft.URL [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mozilla/3.Mozilla/2.01 [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailCollector
RewriteRule ^.*$ /badspammer.html [L]

While these are all effective measures to fight the Email Snatchers, there are new robots evolving every day. It's important to stay informed with the latest tools that the spammers are using. Some excellent sources of information can be found at:

Search Engine World
http://searchengineworld.com/engine/denied.htm

Apache Today
"Restricting Access by Host"

SpiderHunter.com
http://www.spiderhunter.com/

--------------------------------

© Copyright 2001 Sharon Davis. When she is not waging war on spammers, she is the owner of 2Work-At-Home.Com, Work At Home Articles.net and the Editor of the site's monthly ezine, America's Home. In her spare time she reminisces about what it was like to have spare time. To subscribe to her free ezine, Click Here

In The News:

How to block spam calls using iOS 13’s silence unknown callers feature  Digital TrendsApple's iOS 13 boasts a ton of great new features, like the mercifully dulled Dark Mode, the new Apple sign in, and lots more. But there's one *fresh* option that ...
How to block spam calls for good in iOS 13  MashableiOS 13 comes with a new call blocking feature to keep spam calls off your phone.
iOS 13 stops unknown callers from ringing your iPhone  CNETRobocalls and solicitations will soon be things of the past.
AT&T offering spam call blocker  InformNNYUNITED STATES (WSYR-TV) — Cell carrier AT&T is switching on a blocking system for new customers. The company says it will block known bogus calls and ...
Call Control App for Android Prevents Robocalls from Going to Voicemail  TechliciousThe Call Control app for Android is the first I've tested that silently blocks spam calls/robocalls and prevents them from going into your voicemail.
This New App Promises to Block Robocalls Forever. But Should We Have to Pay for That?  TIMEFirewall promises to block incoming robocalls, scams and spam. But why should we have to pay for that at all?
5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 19 July 2019  ChannelE2EHere are five (actually, far more…) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, July 19, 2019.
Top 6 Best Android Robocall Blocker Apps - 2019  Android HeadlinesRobocall, for those of you who are unaware of the term, is essentially a phone call which uses a computerized autodialer in order to deliver a pre-recorded ...
Comcast Offers Robocall Blocking for Xfinity Mobile  TelecompetitorComcast robocall blocking technology comes in the form of an app from Hiya that Xfinity mobile customers can download for free.
Comcast Enables Robocall Blocking for Xfinity Mobile  Multichannel NewsComcast said that Xfinity Mobile users can now download the Hiya app to get alerts on which incoming calls are spam.
Verizon launches free service for identifying and blocking spam calls  The VergeVerizon is taking new steps to combat the unrelenting nuisance of spam calls. The leading US carrier has rolled out its free call filter *service* to both Android and ...
iOS 13 will let you automatically block spam calls and unknown numbers  The Next WebHowever, one feature people might love a lot is the ability to filter out spam calls. In iOS 12 Apple gave developers ability to report spam calls.
In 2019 Here's How To Stop And Block Robocalls, Spam, And Unknown Calls On iPhone, Android  ForbesRobocalls are at epidemic levels. Here are some ways to get a handle on them in the new year. And one way to stop them cold. Scammers have gotten craftier, ...
The 4 Best Phones for Making Actual Phone Calls in 2019  WonderHowToWhile our smartphones are many things, one of their primary functions is to make calls. Many of us try to avoid ever having to make calls, but there are situations ...
Verizon Set To Offer Free App For Blocking Robocalls, New Tech To Combat Spam  Forbes[UPDATE] Verizon is getting ready to offer a free robocall blocking app at the end of this month, as it steps up efforts to combat the growing plague of spam calls.
BBB Tip: How to Spot and Stop Robocalls  Better Business BureauHere's how to spot illegal robocalls -- and stop them.
Verizon's free spam filter and anti-robocall tool are live  EngadgetVerizon (which owns Engadget's parent company, Verizon Media) has opened access to a free version of its spam filter and is rolling out its anti-robocall tech....
How to Block Robotexts and Spam Messages  PCMag.comSpammers try to trick you with text messages as well as phone calls and emails. Here's how to deal w.
RoboKiller v. Nomorobo: Which robocall blocker should iOS users choose?  TechRepublicCall blockers have made significant advancements, but so have telemarketers' tactics for getting you to pick up. See how call blockers RoboKiller and Nomorobo ...
Verizon is releasing a new app next month to fight robocalls  BGRWe cover the widespread -- and still growing -- problem of robocalls and spam calls pretty extensively, in part because the people behind this seem to get more ...
Die, robocalls, die: A how-to guide to stop spammers and exact revenge  The Washington PostWe tested six apps and services to find the best way to fight back against spam bots, telemarketers and fraud.
Verizon will offer free spam protection to all of its customers  The VergeVerizon announced that it will offer free spam and robocall protection to its subscribers. The company says it has blocked nearly 1 billion spam calls to date, and ...
How to battle spam on your landline phone  The VergeYou probably use a cellphone for most (or all) of your calls, assuming you make voice calls at all. However, if you still have a landline, it can be hard to battle the ...
Free Verizon App For Blocking Robocalls Vs Paid -- How Apps Stack Up To Stop Spam  ForbesHow does Verizon free "call filtering" stack up against the paid version? And what's the best overall robocall blocking strategy? Read on. Here is a Verizon chart ...
How to stop robocalls spamming your phone  TechCrunchNo matter what your politics, beliefs, or even your sports team, we can all agree on one thing: robocalls are the scourge of modern times. These unsolicited ...
Verizon Now Offering Free Call Filtering to Block Telemarketers  TidBITSUnder pressure from the US Federal Communications Commission, Verizon now offers a free call-filtering *service*, but it's just a band-aid on the spam-call ...
Nine apps to block spam calls and text messages in Android  AndroidGuysIf you want to block spam calls and text messages on your Android phone, here is a list of 9 Android apps to identify and block those call in your phone.
How to stop robocalls, block numbers on your iPhone, Android and even landline  USA TODAYYou have a whole arsenal of smartphone tools at your disposal: Block numbers, Do Not Disturb mode, and apps can help end this telephonic pestilence.
How To Stop Robocalls Summer 2019: New iPhone iOS 13 Features Vs. Verizon, AT&T Apps  ForbesApple will step up its game to stop spam calls in iOS 13. And robocall-blocking services from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint can help too.
9 Simple Steps To Protect Your Privacy On The Internet  HuffPost IndiaProtecting your privacy online may seem like a battle you've already lost, but take heart. There are steps you can take to minimize harm.
How to stop robocalls and other spam calls from reaching your iPhone  Business InsiderThere are several ways to stop your iPhone from receiving robocalls and other unwanted spam calls, but no single remedy is a perfect solution.
When Apps Don't Work, Here's How To Block Robocalls On iPhone, Android  ForbesThere's basically two ways to stop robocalls. One works some of the time. The other, all the time. Blocking apps: I've tried popular robocall blocking apps from ...
The iPhone app you need to stop spam calls is on sale for free today  BGRThe spam call problem that has plagued us for years has never been worse than it is today. People in some regions can get as many as 10 or even more spam ...
How To Completely Block, Stop Robocalls, Spam, Scams On iPhone, Android  ForbesWhile apps provide some level of protection against robocalls, spam, and scams, they're not bulletproof. When all else fails, try this nuclear option.
Help Desk: How do you stop robocalls to your landline?  The Washington PostOur tech columnist answers your questions about how to block spam, nuisance and fraudulent calls on your home phone.
Hacker Discovers A Simple Way To Hijack Any Instagram Account  ForbesA professional hacker discovered what he considered a fairly simple way to seize control of any Instagram user's account. Fortunately for the site's 500 million ...
TRAI DND App on iOS: Here's how to use the new app to block spam  BGR IndiaEarlier this year, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India threatened to render iOS devices in the country useless, because of a dispute involving the ...
Never-Ending Phone Spam Is Turning Off Consumers  NPRA majority of consumers now ignore phone calls, assuming they're mostly spam. Regulators and the wireless industry admit they don't yet have answers about ...
Feds set to crack down on robocalls, let carriers block spammers by default  Chicago TribuneThe Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it will vote in June on whether to allow to carriers block spam calls by default.
Here’s how to block robocalls and spam on your iPhone with iOS 13  SlashGearWith the update to the latest version of iOS on your iPhone, there'll be a new option to block spam calls. This action blocks robocalls, spam, and basically any.
Here's how to block robocalls on iPhone and Android  Fox NewsUnwanted calls are often harmless but some are after your credit card information, IDs or passwords. All are a distraction and a waste of your time.
Apple introduces new call blocking software with iOS 13 to combat robocalls  USA TODAYApple is looking to help users receive fewer robocalls with new call blocking tools included with iOS 13.
Top iPhone, Android apps for blocking robocalls  Fox NewsMajor carriers and app developers are ramping up their tactics for tackling robocalls on the iPhone and Android devices.
How to Block and Report Spam Calls and Text Messages  The New York TimesUnwanted calls and spam texts are annoying, but you can do something about them. Here's how to block and report them so they won't bother you again.
Here Is An Awesome Way To Stop Robocalls And Spam Calls: Truecaller  ForbesThe good news is you can block more of the robocalls and spam calls that drive you crazy. The bad news is you may have to spend a little bit of money to do it ...
Robocalls Are Out of Control: Here's How To Stop Them From Taking Over Your Phone  NewsweekThe FTC has given phone companies permission to aggressively block illegal robocalls. Find out how to put the brakes on these annoying spam calls.
How to Block Robocalls & Spam on Your Phone with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint  WonderHowToIn recent years, unwanted calls have become a top priority for the FCC. In 2016, analysts estimated that US customers received over 2.4 billion robocalls per ...
The FCC allows AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to block more suspected robocalls  The Washington PostThe new rules allow carriers to enroll consumers in call-blocking tools by default, but the FCC did not mandate that telecom giants offer these services for free, ...
How to stop robocalls and other spam calls from reaching your Android phone  Business InsiderThere are a few ways to stop your Android phone from receiving robocalls and other unwanted spam calls, but no single method is a perfect remedy.
Google Assistant will screen spam calls on the Pixel 3  Circuit BreakerThe Pixel 3 will be able to screen spam calls and provide real-time transcriptions, Google announced during its Pixel 3 event today. The new feature will allow ...
How to Block Spam Calls – A Complete Guide  BeebomSpam Calls have turned from mildly annoying to a disaster in the last couple of years. I don't know about you guys, but I might have received more spam calls ...
You Can’t Stop Robocalls. You Shouldn’t Have To.  The New York TimesToday's solutions for fighting spam and scam calls are ineffective. But the onus should be on the phone companies, not you, to solve this problem.
How to enable spam call filtering on your Android phone  TechRepublicGoogle recently added spam protection to the Phone app on Android devices. Here's how to enable it.
The iPhone app that stops those horrible spam calls just got a great new feature  BGREarlier this month, we told you about an app that sadly has become a must-have for pretty much anyone with a cell phone. The issue of spam calls is a problem ...
Here Are Some Simple Methods to Block Nuisance Robocalls  Interesting EngineeringAre you fed up with nuisance calls to your cell phone? Do you wish you had some means of blocking robocalls? Then you have come to the right place.
How to Block Calls on an iPhone  TechliciousTired of the endless spam calls and area code spoofing scams? Here are four ways to block those annoying calls on your iPhone.
How to better protect yourself from robocalls on your iPhone  MacworldThe solution requires a lot more technology on the backend, but you can make inroads.
Stop robocalls to your phone once and for all  CNETTake a few minutes and keep your phone from constantly ringing.
FCC could require carriers to block robocalls. Here’s why they didn’t before  Digital TrendsThe FCC is considering making legal protections for carriers that want to block robocalls, and perhaps even require them to be blocked by default. In the past ...
Top 5 ways to block spam calls  TechRepublicScam likely, blocked number, a message in Chinese... sound familiar? Spam calls are on the rise, but there are ways to deal with it and keep the annoying ...
Apps to block robocalls and unwanted text messages  WSMV Nashville(WSMV) - Robocalls and text messages can be annoying and you may be wondering how to get them to stop. Thankfully, there are many apps on the App Store ...
T-Mobile says it has blocked 1 billion robocalls  The VergeT-Mobile announced today that since launching its Scam ID and Scam Block features 18 months ago, the carrier has blocked over 1 billion scam calls. T-Mobile ...
How to stop robocall spammers and exact revenge  Boston.com“Call me, maybe?” is on the brink of becoming “Call me, never.” Robocalls, those computer-generated shysters, are making some people stop answering the ...
7 ways to stop robocalls now  Fox NewsHello! Please don't hang up… did you know that you could save a bundle on…? This is a robocall, another automated telemarketer. Nowadays, robocalls make ...
Here are the best ways to block robocalls right now  NBC NewsHere's one thing we can all agree on: Robocalls are annoying and intrusive, and we want them to stop! Despite years of congressional hearings, prodding from ...
How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls  PCMag.comAre you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to.
How to Block Phone Calls On Android  Tom's GuideDesperate for a way to stop those pesky robocalls? Here are several options you can try to block phone calls on an Android device.
Check out the apps that will intercept robocalls and tell you when they're done  ABC NewsPesky calls from telemarketers may be easier to combat than ever. Interested in Technology? Add Technology as an interest to stay up to date on the latest ...
How to Block Calls on an Android Phone  TechliciousTired of the endless spam calls and area code spoofing scams? Here are four ways to block those annoying calls on your Android phone.
Verizon now offers free robocall and spam blocking service  Sun SentinelVerizon's new free Call Filter will weed out annoying robocalls and spam as the carrier-introduces STIR/SHAKEN technology.
T-Mobile switches on spam call protections for some cellphone users  Washington PostMany of T-Mobile's wireless customers will soon see a new “Caller Verified” message when they receive calls on their cellphones, the company said Thursday.
How to Stop Robocalls—or At Least Slow Them Down  WIREDLet's be honest, you can't kill robocalls completely. But you can block more of them than you might think.
3 best anti-spam email filters for Thunderbird to keep your inbox clean  Windows ReportLooking for best spam filter for Thunderbird in 2019? Checkout our review of best Thunderbird spam filters to keep your inbox clean and safe.
Spam calls: how to stop the robots from calling your iPhone or Android  The VergeIt seems like robocalls are only getting worse, but there are several ways of reducing the scam calls and these annoying, constant interruptions.
Robocalls: What AT&T, Comcast and Verizon are doing about them  CNNRobocalls are an annoyance at best and a dangerous scam at worst. AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and other telecom giants want to tamp down on the scourge of ...
Google Chrome to block spam ads starting July 9  Times of IndiaGoogle Chrome to block spammy ads in all the countries around the world.
Savvy Senior: How seniors can stop frustrating robocalls  Allentown Morning CallQ: Is there anything seniors can do to stop perpetual robocalls? It seems like I get five to 10 a day on my home and cell phone, and I'm sick of it! -- Frustrated ...
Hiya Says There Were 85B Robocalls Worldwide in 2018  The Mac ObserverHiya has released [PDF] its first Global Robocall Radar Report, and the results are troubling. Global spam calls grew 325% to 85 billion calls in 2018 (via ...
We're dumping robocalls | About Verizon  Verizon CommunicationsYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.
We tried Robokiller. Here's what we liked and didn't like  KomandoIn this post, we look at a smartphone app specifically designed to combat robocalls. We tested it on an iPhone for 30 days, and we're 50-50 on whether we'd r…
Review: How to stop robocall spammers -- and exact revenge  Chicago Daily HeraldWhile lawmakers debate what to do about the roboscourge, engineers have cooked up some clever ways to make bots work for us, not against us. The right app ...
10 Best Call Blocker Apps to Prevent Nuisance Calls to Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsBombarded by unwanted calls on your mobile phone? There's an app for that! Here's our list of the 10 best call blocker app options.
Stopping Robocalls: What the Big Four Carriers Are Really Doing  Tom's GuideRobocalls present a massive problem that shows little sign of stopping. Here's everything each of the big four carriers are doing to fight back.
Google Expert Explains Why You Get So Many Robocalls -- And Future Tech To Stop Spam Calls  ForbesGoogle has chimed in to explain why you're plagued by robocalls. Paul Dunlop, product manager for the Google Phone App, offered a primer on the dynamics ...
A new government app will allow you to stop telemarketing and spam calls  Brag MagazineA new government app allows people to register their numbers and block spam and telemarketing calls before they reach you.
As Scams Skyrocket, How To Stop Robocalls On Android And iPhone  ForbesNever assume you're too smart to fall for a phone scam.
Verizon applauds FCC decision to authorize stronger robocall blocking  Verizon CommunicationsThis is Verizon's reaction to a FCC vote on Thursday, June 6, that gives providers the ability block robocalls at the network level.
4 Smartphone Apps That Aggressively Block Spam Calls  The Wall Street JournalInundated with junk calls? Stop pesky robo-dialers with these anti-spam apps.
'It's an arms race': Inside the war on robocalls  Yahoo FinanceWhat will finally stop unwanted spam calls? It's a hard-fought battle but a change called STIR/SHAKER is coming. Here's what's going on and when.
Google intros CallJoy virtual customer service agent for SMBs  ZDNetCallJoy is a cloud-based phone agent and spam blocker that aims to help SMBs measure, automate and improve customer *service*.
Here's How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting Spam Robocalls  GizmodoThe two main agencies that are supposed to be helping monitor robocalls—the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission ...
The Beginning of the End of Robocalls  New York MagazineBy the end of 2019, spam phone calls could be on the ropes.
Verizon rolls out free service to combat robocalls  The Philadelphia InquirerThe wireless carrier also announced it has begun deploying technology on its network meant to verify calls are authentic and not from fraudsters.
Don't pick up: how to stop these annoying robocalls for good  USA TODAYRobocalls are constant and they're costing phone owners money. Here's how to identify and stop them.
Behold: This is the iPhone app you’ve been waiting for to stop those horrible spam calls  BGRSpam calls have been a problem in the United States for quite some time now, but things have really gotten awful over the past couple of years. The issue varies ...
The definitive guide to stopping robocalls on your mobile phone  Download.comHow to stamp out the annoying mobile calls with robocall-blocking software on your Android or iPhone.
[Update: Contacts] Long-awaited robust call blocking features may soon come to Google Phone app  Android PoliceYour smartphone already lets you block annoying callers so that you never have to deal with them again, but what if it could be proactive? Android could soon ...
How to Block SMS Spam on iOS 11  NDTVTired of spam text messages? iOS 11 allows you to block them easily, but you need to install third-party apps for this feature.
As FCC Steps In, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, May Get Boost To Stop Robocalls  ForbesThe Federal Communication Commission wants the telecom industry to step up attacks on robocallers, providing another tool for consumers.
John Oliver Tackles Robocalls by Flooding FCC With Spam Calls  PCMagThe host of HBO's Last Week Tonight has come up with a new way to encourage FCC commissioners to take a harder stance on robocalls: by robocalling them.

Six Tips to Get Rid of Spam Email

1. Ignore Spam EmailDo not open an unsolicited email. Spammers... Read More

Stuffing the Spammers!

I'm really, truly fed up with spam. Every day when... Read More

Spasms & Spamocidal Mania

Below is a letter I wrote to the following organizations:S.H.U.... Read More

What To Do When You Get Spam

When you go to your mailbox and find pieces of... Read More

Eight Quick Tips For Stopping SPAM

If you are buried in SPAM then you're not alone.... Read More

Having a Bad e MALE Day? Email, Spam, Spam and More Spam

You just sat at your desk, opened your email account... Read More

How Spammers Fool Rule-based and Signature-Based Spam Filters

Effectively stopping spam over the long-term requires much more than... Read More

A War on SPAM: Attacking The Evil

As most small, medium and large businesses in this country... Read More

Demand for Spam? It exists

Do you like spam? No, I'm not kidding. Everybody knows... Read More

Learn Simple Strategies That Will Stop Spammers From Bombarding Your Inbox!

Spam filter is the solution that most people resort when... Read More

BUSTED: Anti Spam Forces Bankrupt Super-Spammer Scott Richter

Microsoft scores one for the good guysScott Richter, the self-proclaimed... Read More

Are You A Spam Zombie?

Over the past few years you've all become familiar with... Read More

CAN-SPAM Basics

I. BACKGROUNDThe CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of... Read More

How You Can Avoid The New Dangers Of Spam

Until recently, spam has been an annoyance, a definite load... Read More

The Definition of Spam

Spam can bring down your website faster than a speeding... Read More

20 Words That Kill - At Least When It Comes to Spam Filters

Spam, spam, spam. It's terrible not only for those of... Read More

Which Spam Filter Is Best For You?

With the number of spam filtering solutions increasing each week... Read More

What Is Spam?

If you've been around the interenet any length of time... Read More

A Practical Approach to Eliminate Spam

Spam is out of control! I guess that would be... Read More

Fight Spam and Fortify Your Web Site with RSS

RSS is the answer to the Spam epidemic of the... Read More

Internet Tip of the Week: Information Overload

We receive so much information on the Internet, especially via... Read More

What SPAM Means: Stupid People Annoying Me

English, German, Italian - It's All SPAM To MeHas anyone... Read More

How to Write a Privacy Policy

A Privacy Policy can be defined as the policy under... Read More

Is Email Dying?

2004 was really a year when the whole subject of... Read More

Of Spam and Sandboxes

About a month ago I had the privilege of giving... Read More