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  • What do you do to spammers?
  • What about putting my website in my sig file?
  • What is "spamming"?

    What do you do to spammers?
    Spamming is legal in most parts of the world, but it is exceedingly rude. Most people consider it to be a real nuisance.

    First off, we're going to call you a fool (or worse) for antagonizing so many people.

    Then we're going to delete your site, so that people don't think we tolerate such rude behavior. Frankly, most of the other folks here at Paulding Homes don't want to be associated with spammers. And we have better things to do than deal with protests from people who have been spammed.

    Hope you don't have anything irreplaceable on your website. You won't get any warning. And you won't be allowed to have another website.

    What about putting my website in my sig file?
    Under the RFC for netiquette, a sig file identifying yourself and your organization is not just permitted, but is actively encouraged.

    For email, where the person you are writing to is likely to know you, the RFC says you should have no more than four text lines. For mass media such as USENET, there is no specified length, although long sigs tend to be frowned on.

    If you are making a legitimate post to a newsgroup or similar media, and not simply posting your sig, there is nothing wrong with including the URL of your website in your sig. In fact, we recommend it.

    What is "spamming"?
    Spamming is

    • Mailing the same email to more than one person at a time, unless you have prior permission or other just cause to believe that such email will be welcomed.
    • Posting to a mass medium - a newsgroup, forum, bulletin board, or discussion list - in violation of the charter (or implied charter) of the medium.

    Spam is not necessarily commercial; you can spam for Jesus, or for the People Eating Tasty Animals and it's still spam.

    One email from one person to another is not spam, no matter how unwelcome the email is.

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