Defining Spam – four ways

Mickey, ran this article today on the definitions of spam (as used by various anti-spammers), prompted by an ongoing discussion around the quality of several differnt blacklists being measured by DNSBL.com.

The four clasifications fall into these categories (identified by MickC);

Definition 1: “Mail that comes to my spamtrap addresses which was unasked for”. a.k.a. “unsolicited bulk email”

Definition 2: “mail which violates some legal standard”

Definition 3: “a source most blacklist users would identify as spam-source under the ‘Boulder Pledge’ or a similar notion.”

Definition 4: “mail my users (as a group) do not want.” or “mail that I do not want”.

For the full story and understanding of why these definitions are important to your email campaign read “Multiplying Goalposts“, Posted on November 8th, 2007 by MickC

Author: Matt V - @emailkarma

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