Spam is a major irritant to internet service providers and internet users alike. The sending of spam is also unlawful in many jurisdictions. E-mail spam, also known as "bulk e-mail" or "junk e-mail," is a subset of spam that involves nearly identical messages sent to numerous recipients by e-mail.

4dailymedicine.com has always had explicit policies regarding sending Unsolicited Commerce Email (UCE), Unsolicited Bulk Email (UBE) or better/ commonly known as SPAM. These policies have been clearly set out and defined in our service agreements.

 

We maintain a Zero-Tolerance policy against SPAM, be it direct, third party or any affiliate or similar agent acting on the account holder’s behalf. If you are receiving spam, we recommend that you install spam-filters such as:


  • SpamWall
  • Cloudmark
  • Google’s Postini
 

Follow these common sense suggestions to avoid email trouble:

  • Avoid SPAM - It's Nasty: Almost every Internet Service Provider has a spam blocker these days. If yours doesn't, there are several good third party spam blocking services such as Bright mail (http://www.brightmail.com) or Google's Postini (http://www.postini.com).
 
  •  Join Users Anonymous: Unless you are involved in Internet Commerce of some sort (and want as much exposure as possible), you should pull your listings from the large directory services. You probably never (knowingly) signed up in the first place, but chances are, your email address is included in some large data bases. Directories such as Bigfoot, Infospace, Switchboard, Yahoo People Search, and Who where are good about taking your listing down if you asking them to. 
 
  • Take care of the Cookies: Cookies are trackers that remember your IP address. They are convenient for sites that you use often and don't want to go through the entire validation process. However, some evil-doers will send you email with a sort of "cookie collector" to snag your info. Problem here is you might already be a goner before you realize it's a bogus email. To avoid cookies sent via email, use email client software, such as Eudora Pro, that lets you shut off its automatic Web Browser rendering engine.
 
  • Use Zip-Locks: Zip and Encrypt important attachments. Most modern computers come with WinZip installed. If you don't have it, you can find it at (http://www.winzip.com). Easy to use software that will compress and password protect your attachments. 
 
  • ANTIVIRUS: Keep your antivirus software updated. We know it sucks when it is time to pay again; especially when you haven't had a problem for two years...but paying for those routine updates is probably why you haven't. If your hard drive fried today, would you pay someone 30 bucks to make it all better right this instant? Thought so--Update it!