Tag Archives: Verified
Are you using MD5 for your suppression lists? You should be.

Are you using MD5 for your suppression lists? You should be.

Abuse, Best Practices, CAN SPAM, Unsubscribe - April 23, 2009 - 3 Comments

The Email Senders and Providers Coalition (of which I am the co-chair of the Technology committee) announced today that all members must support MD5 suppression lists by the end of the year. Most ESPs support this already, but there are…

Facebook spammer fined almost one billion dollars

Facebook spammer fined almost one billion dollars

Abuse, CAN SPAM - November 25, 2008 - Comments Off

Spam doesn’t just happen in email. Facebook just won a lawsuit against Adam Guerbuez for almost a billion dollars. It’s unlikely that he can pay even a small portion of that, but we’ll take every win against spammers that we…

Excite Email Outsourcing

Excite Email Outsourcing

ISP - September 26, 2008 - 50 Comments

UPDATED September 26, 2008 I was told this week that BlueTie/Excite is working to address the issues raised here and are also currently in the process of implementing feedback loop services. Thanks to everyone who posted! ———————- Sorry folks…I have…

Road Runner FBL Changes

Road Runner FBL Changes

ISP - August 18, 2008 - Comments Off

Last week Roadrunner announced from major changed to their feedback loop over the next year. August 28, 2008, 5PM US/EDT – The existing Road Runner FBL will be frozen, and no new enrollments or additions to or modifcations of existing…

Sprint shutting down email end of this year

Sprint shutting down email end of this year

Current Affairs - August 12, 2008 - Comments Off

Sprint very quietly has informed customers that they will cease offering any email services of any kind at the end of this year. Current Sprint customers who have a Sprint email address (@sprintpcs.com) should note that the carrier will turn…

What is Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?

What is Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?

Uncategorized - July 23, 2008 - 1 Comment

Recently, someone asked if an email address is considered PII. The answer is yes, and here is a list of all the other PII as defined by HIPPA. Names; Geographic subdivisions smaller than a State, including street address, city, county,…

AOL Email File Size Recommendation

AOL Email File Size Recommendation

Ask the Experts - July 21, 2008 - Comments Off

So we received the following question to the bulk box here, just kiddin… Question: I was wondering if there is a general recommendation for email file sizes sent to AOL and at which point AOL would convert the email into…

Loopt Debacle and Email/Privacy Issues

Loopt Debacle and Email/Privacy Issues

Best Practices, Current Affairs - July 21, 2008 - Comments Off

Thanks to Ray Springer, Eloqua Technical Writer, for sending this to me. As Ray pointed out, this involves privacy issues and unintended consequences of poor UI design. http://loopt.typepad.com/loopt/2008/07/iphone-invite-c.html http://tastyblogsnack.com/2008/07/14/the-loopt-debacle/ Man, I get so tired of people doing dumb things like…

Branding in domains just got easier

Branding in domains just got easier

Uncategorized - June 27, 2008 - Comments Off

The Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced Thursday that they will be expanding the Internet landscape by offering the opportunity for individuals to register new top level domains (TLDs). Currently, there are 21 TLDs…

AOL switching to ARF only

AOL switching to ARF only

Abuse - June 27, 2008 - 1 Comment

AOL announced today that they are converting all feedback loops (FBL) to the Abuse Feedback Reporting Format (ARF) on September 2nd 2008. The Internet draft on ARF “draft-shafranovich-feedback-report-01.txt” has a GREAT introduction to why this was created. “As the volume…

MySpace gets another $6 million dollars under CAN-SPAM – this time from Scott Richter

MySpace gets another $6 million dollars under CAN-SPAM – this time from Scott Richter

CAN SPAM - June 17, 2008 - Comments Off

Scott Richter has agreed to pay $6 million dollars to MySpace in an arbitrated agreement. MySpace claims that Scott’s company using phishing tactics to get into unsuspecting users’ MySpace accounts and spam them. Scott says he is happy with the…

Comcast updates ESPC members about new feedback loop and more

Comcast updates ESPC members about new feedback loop and more

Best Practices, Current Affairs, ISP - May 30, 2008 - Comments Off

Comcast’s Jordan Rosenwald joined the latest ESPC call Wednesday, May 28, 2008. As the Anti-Spam Platform Manager at Comcast, Jordan addressed many topics from the hosted panel including: reputation tools, Comcast’s feedback loop, sender reputation, and specific delivery challenges. Jordan’s…

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