Karmasphere Reputation Service is shutting down

I received this note today from the team behind the Karmasphere Project, a community based DIY Reputation service, stating that the service will be shutting it’s doors in a couple of weeks. Hello, As a registered user of Karmasphere Reputation Services, we wanted to let you know that we are discontinuing the service, effective November 16, 2009. If you are using the services through DNS, BQuery or email plugins, please make...

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Bill C-27 Status and Breakdown – Part 1

Before I start a special thanks to Industry Canada for providing a behind the scenes look at Bill C-27 and for educating me on the following. Background on C-27: In 2004 Industry Canada formed the Federal Anti-Spam Task Force (aka. FAST-F) to bring together all of the major industry players that would be effected by any potential legislation. This group was formed of several Large ISPs and Telcos, Marketing Associations, anti-spam...

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C-27 the Electronic Commerce Protection Act

Last night was very exciting for a number of us here in Canada. The Canadian governments Standing Committee on Industry, Science & Technology finalized the Draft for Bill C-27 (The Anti-Spam Bill) and it will now be delivered to the House of Commons for a final all party vote. The final draft will be available early next week and the House (more on Canadian Parliament) should vote shorty thereafter. Once the House has approved...

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Alert – Postini Issues

With all the industry buzz about issues with Postini through twitter today, there is finally legitimate confirmation about the messaging management tools not working effectively, as reported by ComputerWorld By Sharon Gaudin – October 13, 2009 04:07 PM ET: Postini Trouble Stymies U.S. E-mail Users The article also mentions, that further details can be reached at Google’s Postini Login Support: Postini Login...

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Twitter upgrades Spam fighting services

Today Twitter announced upgrades to their spam fighting services – you will now see the text “report [username] for spam” under the actions you can take when viewing a users account. This is a new method for contacting the Spam team at twitter… Previously you would have to follow the @spam account (they would follow back) and you could send them a direct message in the format “d spam @username”....

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Email Marketer’s Club Webinar slides

Yesterday marks the kick off of the Email Marketer’s Club Webinar series with a presentation titled “Getting The Most Out Of Your Holiday Email Campaigns”. Hosted by Tamara Gielen and Andrew Kordek. Great presentation here, with lots of helpful tips and information. Getting The Most Out Of Your Holiday Email...

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