||Due to the sheer amount
of email traffic that SimplyFredericksburg receives, we are forced to implement
some SPAM filters to allow us to simply reduce the amount of undesired
email so we can better serve our clients and visitors to the web site.
Our email server will automatically remove email that contains the following
words in the subject of the email:
ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS
Find Information About Anyone
BUILD A BUSINESS
Millions Grew Younger 10 to 20 Years
I hope you remember me
SAVE BIG $$$ WITH US
LOSE WEIGHT FAST WHILE YOU SLEEP
10 to 20 years younger
Know everything about Anybody
THIS IS NOT MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING
Home Based Business
No Experience Necessary
Get Your Own
I have visited
I was in tears
LOVE AND ROMANCE
Plus - Content-Type: text/html in the
first line of the body
And - You are receiving this email in
the first line of the body
Or where the subject lists any type of drug and scheme
Including any email that does not have a date
or subject or a from line will also be rejected.
All outgoing email passing through
our SMTP servers will have a special anti-spam (X-AntiAbuse) tracking tag
attached to the hidden headers of the email.
All email addresses on the web site
are masked to help stop the automated harvesting spam 'bot' or 'spider'
from harvesting our email addresses.
Our behind the scenes coding that helps
to run and maintain the web server also has special tags added to help
foil the 'bots' from harvesting our email addresses.
Our gateway and firewalls employ the
lastest anti-virus software to help weed our the virial infected bulk emails.
Why go to all these measure just to
stop email? First of all, the traffic increases every day, that traffic
ralated to SPAM slows down the network. It also takes time away from our
staff who should be taking care of visitors to our site. And lastly, it
is just plain old annoying. Oh, did we mention that SPAM in the CommonWealth
of Virginia is also illegal? You can learn more about this law at
What is SPAM?
Simply put SPAM is unwanted or unsolicited
email. However, the U.S. Government tried to make it illegal to send SPAM,
but left a very large loop hole for SPAMMERS to climb through. U.S. Code
Pursuant to Bill S. 1618 Title III, Section 301, Paragraph
(a) (2) (c) passed by the 105th U.S. Congress, this message is not considered
"Spam" as we have included contact information as well as an option to
be removed. This means that they can SPAM you as long as they give
you the option to be removed from the list. Unfortunitly the law does not
make it a requirment for the SPAM to remove you from the list, they just
have to offer you the option to be removed, they don't have to actually
remove you. It is a good thing that we can still rely on US Code
Title 47, Sec.227(a)(2)(B) where computer/modem/printer meets the
definition of a telephone fax machine, which means that it is unlawful
to send any unsolicited advertisement to such equipment. By Sec.227(b)(3)(C),
a violation of the aforementioned Section is punishable by action to recover
actual monetary loss, or $500, whichever is greater, for each violation."
Plus if you live in Virginia, the code there has you covered, if you want
to go through the process of tracking down the SPAMMER and procescute them.
There are some ways you can avoid SPAM.
First, start by avoid senting your
email address to people you don't know. Then you can following the below
guidelines and visit the below web sites for more information
NEVER Submit your site to FFA
(Free For ALL) link sites - these are used by spammers as a trick to get
your e-mail address.
NEVER pay any company who claims to
know how to get you a top ranking - unless they offer a money back guarantee.
NEVER respond to SPAM, this only validates
your email address as active and sellable.