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12-Steps for the Email Addicted

May 4th, 2008 by Ted Bailey

It’s sooooo easy to get sucked into their addiction isn’t it? They apply guilt or fear. They play on our greed. And what’s worse is that its usually someone we know, love and trust. The emails are simple requests… it would only take a minute… so what could it possibly hurt?

But make no mistake about it, as cute or poignant as they often are, these chain emails are still SPAM. SPAM that clogs up the email servers and internet bandwidth around the planet. Let’s look at this chain email pyramid realistically for a moment. Read the rest of this entry »


Can-Spam Compliance

May 4th, 2008 by Ted Bailey

I don’t deal in Viagra, Porn or Get Rich Schemes. I don’t SPAM or send unsolicited email, why do I care… other than whether or NOT it (the CAN-SPAM Act) reduces the SPAM I get? I’m a legitimate business, how can I be in violation?
The short answer: Even if you, your company or organization sends only permission-based email, the CAN-SPAM Act may require that you make certain changes to your emails and your website. We’ve summarized some of the more salient points below.

But BEFORE we go too far… let me FIRST say, “THIS SUMMARY IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY, AND SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PLACE OF QUALIFIED LEGAL COUNSEL. THE COMPLETE TEXT (PDF) OF THE CAN-SPAM ACT MAY BEĀ DOWNLOADED HERE. THE IMAGINATION FACTORY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS OR OMMISSIONS. USE THIS SUMMARY AT YOUR OWN RISK.” Read the rest of this entry »



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