What is SPAM?
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Spam is flooding the Internet users with
many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on
people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Most spam is commercial
advertising, often for dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal
services. Spam costs the sender very little to send -- most of the costs
are paid for by the recipient or the carriers rather than by the sender.
What are spamers doing?
One of the methods used by spamers is to
pour messages to News conferences that are not meant for advertising or
by persistent repetition of messages. A message is usually sent simultaneously
to great number of conferences. Those more experienced Internet users
have already learned how to recognize SPAM - if a message is sent to a
great number of conferences they realize that it has no real value for
them. News SPAM prevents efficient conference usage by showering them
with ads and irrelevant messages.
The other way is sending email messages to
individual users. Spamers create lists with email addresses by scanning
News conferences, stealing email lists or by searching websites containing
email addresses. SPAM incurs expense for all Internet users who receive
unwanted messages, in two ways:
- in case of dial up service, more
time is required to download messages
- if you pay your Internet time based on the real traffic, your bill will
be higher because of greater number of messages.
The latest research has shown that 80% of
total number of messages today is SPAM. The reason for such an increase
is that new and small-scale companies have found an inexpensive and easily
accessible way of advertising and offering new services in order to attract
What do we do about it
InfoSky has strict anti-SPAM policy, so in
order to withold SPAM and protection of our users we use world black lists
of domains used to SPAM. Also, we are maintaining our own black list based
on reports of our users.
Practically, it means that any email sent form domain which is either
on world black list either on ours will not be delivered to any InfoSky
How to check if a domain is on black list?
If you wish to check if domain is on black
list of ISPs and other organizations which are fighting SPAM visit http://openrbl.org/
and enter IP address of server that delivered you SPAM email.
If you receive message which looks similar to this:
(127.0.0.7) 126.96.36.199 is DNSbl listed.
added 2002-09-05; SPAM support - dns
server for http://www.extrarape.com on 188.8.131.52
added 2002-05-20; SPAM support - hosting sky08.com
added 2002-04-08; SPAM support - abuse@rackspace allows listwashing
it means that server from which mail was
sent is on someone's black list.
How to report a SPAM sent from our users?
Send us SPAM report with SPAM message with full header to our email abuse contact.
How to report a SPAM sent from other domains?
If you wish to contact administrators of
the domain from which you did receive email directly and you don't know
their address, visit http://www.abuse.net/lookup.phtml,
enter domain name and you should get the address on which you can report
any kind of abuse.
Your messages to InfoSky.net users are
If you believe that server which is sending
your emails to InfoSky users is on ours black lists by mistake, send
us report with refusing message with full header to our email abuse contact
via some other email provider. Our team will investigate your report and
inform you about results.