Announcing the Spamhaus CSS

Today on the Spamhaus Blog an Announcement appeared discussing a new classification to the SBL – Spamhaus CSS (Composite Snow-Shoe). This is a new classification that will be making it easier to identify and combat an old yet rapidly growing problem – the Snowshoe Spammer. Don’t know what Snowshoe spamming is? Here is the Spamhaus description: Like a snowshoe spreads the load of a traveler across a wide area of snow,...

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Using the tools available to your advantage (Facebook)

Part two of Using the tools available to your advantage So I have been experimenting with a number of different out lets for interacting with the Email Marketing Community and I’m had some great success with twitter and some mediocre success with some of the other channels I’ve been playing in. Ad serving for one – but that is a different post – and Facebook. For Facebook I’ve been playing with two...

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IAPP Canada KnowledgeNet Meeting: Ottawa, Ontario

This sounds like a great event and as an ambassador for IAPP Canada, I would like to extend this invitation to you to attend the next KnowledgeNet meeting. What are KnowledgeNets? KnowledgeNets are free educational workshops for the data protection and privacy community. Each meeting features a presentation by an expert on a timely information privacy topic and includes a networking breakfast or lunch. Why the invitation, I thought...

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Using the tools available to your advantage (Twitter)

I have been thinking about this a lot and I’m starting to see it more and more small business owners focusing their attention online where big businesses are falling behind. The main reason I see this is the affordability – where else can you virtually advertise your products and services for next to nothing. Small businesses are agile and quick, they are not usually tied down by red tape and the need to review every...

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AOL Report Card Retired

Over on the AOL Postmaster Blog Christine posted this afternoon that AOL will no longer be sending report cards to people enrolled in the AOL FeedBack Loop. These were the email’s titled “AOL email concerns for EXAMPLE.com” that AOL would send if your email traffic exceeded an inbox complaint rate of 0.30%. Quote from the AOL postmaster Blog: Just a quick announcement to let you know that we are no longer sending...

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Two DNSBL Updates

Al Iverson over at DNSBL.com posted a couple of timely updates regarding the long dead TQMCUBE RBL and the more reciently defunct open-whois RBL. Long Story short the TQMCUBE administrators made some DNS changes that now point their website to a new DNSBL called “invaluement”. Invaluement has made the following PSA regarding old listings in the TQMCUBE block list: NOTICE: Another DNSBL called TQMCube was discontinued in...

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