"No Forwards, Please":
Regarding the activity of forwarding on messages from others,
particularly with the inclination to forward to any significant subset
of your entire address book, please Read this local document.
If you have good need to send multiple emails, please consider whether or not
it's appropriate to expose the email addresses of all your recipients to each other,
and read this local document about using the BCC field.
No HTML ! Please verify that you're not sending email in html format.
This link to external page describes how to go about
Configuring Mail Clients to send Plain ASCII Text
and explains why.
Here's Earthlink's explanations on how to send HTML messages for different clients. Follow these links to learn what to NOT DO:
Always send email in Plain Text Only ! Thank you.
Spammers love to get new email addresses. One way they get fresh addresses is from
the endless forwarding of exposed addresses discussed above. Another way is by
'scraping' them off web sites. To learn more about this activity,
and how to protect against it, visit this external site:
dealing with SpamBots
Need more email addresses?
There are lots of good
reasons and strategies for using multiple disposable email addresses;
the important points of which are to keep personal permanent addresses
well protected from spammers and other abusers; and to be able to discontinue
using an address after it has become compromised.
The easiest way to gain control over an infinite supply of email addresses is to register a domain name;
and then use the services of the name registrar or a hosting company to manage those addresses.
For less expense, the following sites can provide you with additional addresses,
and discussion of how they can be useful.
a review of several Disposable Email Address [DEA] providers:
a note from the FTC:
tagged addresses and spam filtering at SpamCop.net
a client-side (filter|'pop3 proxy') for MicroSoft using DNSBLs: SpamPal
Netiquite Guidelines formalized in RFC 1855
If you use Microsoft Outlook, or Outlook Express, your best solution is to replace it with something else;
see this article: http://www.jmu.edu/computing/security/info/iehot.shtml