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Monthly Archives: November 2013

GitHub signup

GitHub is a site where developers can share code with one another. It is widely used by open source developers. Their user base is made up of geeks and people who want a lot of control over their mailbox. Their email signup process reflects the sensibilities of their market, without being difficult to manage or […]

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What happens when you apply for a PayDay loan

From NPR. I’ve had clients over the years who were email marketing agencies selling leads to lenders. Their delivery is horrible, even when they’re doing all the “right things” for email. I’ve come to the conclusion that PayDay lenders are a lot like lawyers: “95% of them give the rest a bad name.” PayDay loans […]

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The Internet is for Spam

Eggs, ham, sausage and spam. Some say the Internet is for porn; but you know that in truth the Internet is for spam. As communication technologies got cheaper, the cost of grabbing a megaphone and jamming it up against the aching ear-drums of an advertising-jaded public collapsed: Meanwhile, the content-is-king mantra of the monetization mavens […]

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Looking for message labs help?

There’s a common bounce error from the Message Labs’ filtering appliance that goes no where. 501 Connection rejected by policy [7.7] please visit www.messagelabs.com/support If you’re trying to troubleshoot a delivery problem and you find any reference to www.messagelabs.com/support, try http://www.symanteccloud.com/supportcentre/information/r_troublshooting instead. That link provides a little more information.

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Getting spamcop summary reports

1) Create a spamcop account at http://www.spamcop.net/w3m?action=ispsignupform, once you get your password mailed to you, login to the account. 2) Request reports by clicking on “request reports” http://www.spamcop.net/mcgi?action=reqroute. Spamcop takes most formats of IP addresses that people normally use. 3) Reports will come in aggregate and look like:  IP_Address Start/Length Trap User Mole Simp Comments RDNS 10.10.10.41 […]

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Tor cleans up their lists

Recently I got an email from Tor. Apparently they’re watching their opens and clicks and they noticed I hadn’t loaded any images recently. We notice you haven’t opened the Tor.com newsletter in a while, and that’s okay: we know you’re busy. That’s why we create our newsletter from scratch each week, to highlight the articles […]

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