[SpamCop-List] Re: Spammer Software
nobody at spamcop.net
Mon Dec 6 21:39:49 EST 2004
> Dar wrote:
> > Thanks for the education. This is a tough one for me. I can protect my
> > own hosting clients listed in this database, but I can't protect the
> > other 99% who are listed. The one member who abused simply went through
> > and clicked on each email address and began sending a separate email to
> > each member (I caught him before he made it very far down the list).
> Tim McGraw wrote:
> Sticky wicket you've got there. It is, after all, the Chamber of
> Commerce. You can't expect everyone to be clued re: proper way to
> network and understanding of netiquette.
Well, there's a notice at the top of the default page now:
Chamber Members Notice: Sending unsolicited commercial email
to other members ( spamming ) is strictly forbidden!
You risk losing your own listing here.
> If you can set up email addresses @yourchamberURL it could be offered as
> a benefit membership.
That's an excellent idea, but not too feasible in my situation. This
is actually a *town* web site and there are so many email addresses
set up for town officials, I simply don't have the time to set up
and maintain email addresses, even forwarding email addresses, for all
the Chamber members as well.
> If you can set up a listserv strictly for
> networking that could also be listed under benefit of membership. Even
> Yahoo Groups is feasible for smaller groups. Some here will disagree,
> but it works great for our dog park group.
If they wish to network, they attend Chamber meetings. Most of the
members, I promise, don't want to be bothered by other members and
their spam type email. This is a very small town in Washington State
with a total population of approximately 6,500 maybe. There are members
who do business outside of our 2.1 square mile town, but for the most
part, most every member of the Chamber knows most every other member
of the Chamber. The listings on the site are primarily for generating
business from the general population, one air force base, one army
base, and the local area outside of town.
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