Spamming is one of the most significant and hard to deal with banes of the online world. There are different kinds of online spamming you may have to deal with. Most online users face with the receiving of spam email or pop up spam ads. Search engines deal with search engine and paid text link spamming. In any case, spamming constitutes a serious internet problem. Most spamming is done in the pursuit of various advertising goals. However, some people send spam messages only for fun.
Most spam email is sent with the aid of an email extractor. An email extractor is a program that helps advertisers to obtain their target customers' email addresses and user names. It collects such information from the websites, which use a HTTP protocol. Some email extractors do not require any additional software, such as web browsers. In addition, this software can steal in into any computer with an Internet connection, using 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP Windows versions and collect the needed information. Such email extractors are some sort of spyware.
As it has been already mentioned, spam email represents a serious problem and even danger for online companies, users and operators. Some spam email can even tie up the recipient's resources by using a storage space, slowing down systems and sometimes crashing their equipment. Nevertheless, most of the UCE (unsolicited commercial e-mail) or spam email is used to distribute advertising messages. Some inexperienced advertisers may use UCEs, not realizing the unlawfulness of such actions. The others do it deliberately. Nonetheless, in most cases, such advertising campaigns would rather harm your company image and reputation, than do you some good, since most networks and online users consider any kind of unsolicited mailings as spam. Even if your newsletters contain an unsubscribing option, many people would still be offended to receive them without first obtaining their permission.
Engaging in the direct mail campaign, you should first make sure that your ad messages will not be considered as spam email, as most service providers have very strict anti spamming policies. If your actions will be interpreted as spamming, your site may get shut down. Moreover, here is a list of the U.S. States, which have the UCE regulatory laws: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. The claims can range from ten dollars per UCE message and up to the unlimited damage.
International UCE laws are even stricter. There are seven counties, where UCE activities are regulated by opt-in laws. Those are Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy and Norway. The other countries allow the distribution of UCE emails only if they have the opt-out options in them and their recipients have a choice of unsubscribing, though, in any case, respectable brands and companies will not endanger their corporate image and reputation by sending unsolicited advertising messages.