For business enquiries, please also Phone
me, to ensure your enquiry
makes it past my aggressive silent discard spam filters,
which Do silently discard, thousands of spams every day,
including occasionaly a valid mail. I always send a quick
acknowledgement to new business mail, so if you don't hear
from me quickly, it got discarded unseen. Please Phone
Deutsch / German:
Für geschäftliches Anfragen rufen Sie mich bitte kurz an, Bitte, damit
Ihre Email nicht moeglicherweise von meinen Spam-Filtern
ungelesen geloescht wird.
Avoid Being Automatically Deleted As Spam:
I have aggressive Anti Spam automatic silent discard in
action, (as I get well over 1000 spams daily) , My computers
automatically & silently delete what looks like spam,
Sight Unseen, No warning sent back to (apparent) senders.
Do You Want To Not Be Deleted Unseen ? Then:
Ensure Your mail provider does accept spam reports to
gets abused for spam & blocks their abuse@ address gets
Mail Me in plain
text ASCII Format,
Not In HTML (Web Page) Format = Spammer's Favourite
- MIME enclosures containing HTML format are loved by
Spammers & used by Internet incompetents, (& some
people who should know better ! ).
- Configure your mailer to send plain text Ascii, or get
another mailer program ! - Or be dumped with spammers
- Avoid breaking words or phrases with HTML (Hyper Text
Markup Language ( Web Format) comments - No one except
spammers do it.
- Avoid spammer Formats, Font types, Sizes, Character
sets & Colours.
- Avoid Quoting Numeric Domains,
Mangled Domain Names,
Microsoft's proprietary formats (eg Word/Doc & Excel
etc) are Deleted Sight Unseen automatically, with no
warning to sender. It's invariably worthless spam &/or
to & from technical incompetents who aren't paying to
waste my time, ( My computers do Not run Microsoft, they
can display some MS excremental formats, but there's no
benefit. Mail in a publicly defined standard formats, or do
Not mail me. Best Send
plain text Ascii
Do Not Send Base 64 Text
Sent just by 2 types of people:
Do Not Send Zips If you have Unix.
It marks you as a Microsoft user &/or probable spammer
trying to avoid a spam filter - & Failing! (Unix people
use eg gzip & bzip2 )
Do Not Send "Click This For Your Mail" Or Electric
I never click web linked mail rubbish.
Do Not Send from Non RARP (Reverse Address Resolution
Protocol) resolving hosts
Do Not Send From Spammer Domains
(inc. some Bad Providers eg various rr.com . (Also note lazy
providers such as Yahoo may be blocked
include those of some major providers that are lax &
tolerate spammers. Do Not Send from them, routing through
them, & mentioning them in mail content.
The Berklix servers & my
personal filter silently discard mail with spammer
domains. ( If you want to ask me to remove a Domain, mail
from a different address, or phone
You may not be a spammer, but others on your Domain may have
been, unfortunately, people masquerading (though I mostly
Many Internet Access Providers (IAPs) do not terminate
customers who excrete spam. If you use a cheap IAP, they
may be cutting staff costs, by ignoring spam complaints.
Such infested IAPs get blocked by recipient servers.
Don't be suckered. Don't just look for "Mega Cheap !"
"Mega fast !" ", "Loads of free web !" Some IAPs get
blocked because they don't give a damn, & happily host
spammers too. Choose carefully: Do you want your
mailing-from Domain to be
one known & sometimes blocked as a spam cesspit ?
Many Road Runner *.rr.com Domains
blocked by my servers, as rr.com is or was (when blocked)
a regular known hoster of spammers. They sourced from 10%
toward (but somewhat less than) 20% of all spams my
domains received, till I blocked many rr.com sub domains.
I've often been within an ace of blocking all rr.com.
rr.com are a large USA ISP, infested with spammers,
shielded by many innocent clueless normal non spammer
co-user customers. They doubtless shelter behind the
stinking USA `right to spam' law. rr.com are effectively
by their inaction, commercial accomplices in spamming the
world. Illegal in many parts of the world. Getting the
USA a bad name. Sad as many Americans are innocent &
equally hate spammers.
rr.com earned this explicit mention, when they
consumed yet more of my time, unpaid, & unwilling:
Beyond spewing spam from their customers, they forwarded
a masqueraded spam not really from me, but purporting to
be, to an innocent postmaster who forwarded it to me.
(Possibly a sign of the leopard changing it's spots
rr.com are or were a world class spam polluters'
commercial accomplice, (as well as `normal USA ISP)'
encouraged by the USA government under their stupid
annoying right to spam law.
bounces a spam report sent to postmaster@ gets listed as
a spam domain
. Check if your postmaster@
address works OK !
to by RFCs
Any domain that
bounces a complaint sent to postmaster@ gets forwarded to
hostmaster@ Check if your
hostmaster@ address works OK ! It's required
to by RFCs
which are Internet Law. If a domain blocks
that too, I use eg whois & ask the domain
registrar to Suspend or Cancel The domain put
them out of business.
If the registrar fails to respond, one can go to ICANN (Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers) & get the
registrar put out of business too.
Do similar yourself, after first checking you are clean. Put
spammers & their suppliers & commercial crime
accomplices out of business !
Whatever your personal views as sender of legitimate mail:
Some recipients servers will automatically discard or
bounce all mail from domains
spammers are tolerated, regardless that the irresponsible
USA ISP's own government legally allows.
Do Not Send Direct From Dynamic Dial Up Blocks
Dial up addresses & domains
particularly uncontrolled, & where spammers mainly
operate from. You think I won't be blocking your provider's
? You may well be wrong, I may well be !
- I even block my own IAP's dynamically allocated dial
up IP numeric range. The biggest IAP company in the
country, & I block it !
- So why wouldn't I be blocking your dynamic IPs too
- I block companies you might think should be OK. EG rr.com broadcast 10% of all
Spam I receive. They web advertise as Time Warner who used to
broadcast Bugs Bunny, but now Excrement. AOL pursues spammers, so why do
respond ? tin.it seems to be the Italian national phone
company, pushing Alice ( "Si informa la gentile clientela
che dal 1° ottobre 2006 Nuova Tin.it S.r.l. è
confluita per incorporazione in Telecom Italia S.p.A.")
But I finally after months blocked them too (as both
tin.it & vsmtp3.tin.it ) as they block abuse@ on
Any domain that
gets abused for spam & blocks their abuse@ address
Use A Proxy (Smart Host) Relay At
Your ISP's Fixed IP Machines.
Ensure your IAP uses a different set of domain
& IP numeric block addresses for dynamic dial up
customers, & their own more trusted proxy servers. Only
then can rest of world perhaps relax & unblock your
IAP's proxy, while leaving your dynamic IPs blocked.
Avoid American Spelling & Phrases
- I get hundreds of spams daily, almost all from (or
aimed at) Americans, & very few from the rest of the
world. The USA Congress expressly permitted Spam (Bill
S.1618 Title III passed by the 105th Congress); (Maybe
they've changed since but they started an industry of
- This American deliberate pollution & abuse of the
world encourages contempt for the
- Though Americans are the world's major spammers. some
Americans (Not supported by American government) are also
leaders in fighting Spam, see list below.
- USA spammers flood the world, but they use many non
English, uniquely American phrases & spellings, that
trigger spam auto-deletion.
- A filter that segregates subscribed list mail, &
discards all remaining mail with American spelling, loses
little real mail, & deletes much Spam.
- Some innocent mail may occasionally get deleted, but
Americans have the option of voting for better USA congress
& senate members to fix their polluting USA law, unlike
us non Americans who just suffer without recourse from a
flood of excremental spam.
Avoid Spammer Phrases,
- Spammer Spellings, Phrases, & Words (mostly
My Mail Filter
(Technical Detail for those who want to know how I filter
If you are Chinese/ Russian/ Korean/ Japanese etc, turn
off your non Latin font set indicator. (eg
charset="gb2312" etc) Else even if yours is genuine
business mail, or correspondence solely in Latin
character set, (eg derived from postings to technical
mail lists), your inclusion of Asian charset=
specifiers will get you deleted unseen.
Spam Advice From ISPs
Viruses & Spam
(Silly question, but often asked, obviou Answer:
"I want LESS email ! "
I used to get even more mail, not just business &
personal email, but multiple clubs & event organising
many tech lists + follow up, multiple server status logs,
owner admin., & spam at numerous domains
Some Email Welcome
Business Purposes eg
- International public free source code projects.
- Personal friends on non computer topics etc
- Feedback where particularly invited on some pages.
Some Email Not Wanted
- No Unsolicited Social Chat deriving from my mail list
I would much prefer you come to the beer garden, walk,
bike or ski trip etc I announced. Chat at the event, better
than more typing & eye balling screens. Of course a
briedf email saying "Add me to head count reservation for
that event" is always welcome.
No Unsolicited Social Chat deriving from web pages
(Better chat in beergardens
desire to stay cross eyed in front of a screen! I don't
do IRCs/ chat rooms, blog reading etc either.
- No Mail List Subscription
Requests (They frequently used to consume additional
time, extending on to to sundry club oriented
- No Ski Trip
Bookings (Use the form!) (*)
No Free help requests from Microsoft users
- I do Not use Microsoft, I consider Microsoft worse
than worthless. I will Not help with it.
Software , that I might help with.
I also sell Unix
- Too many clueless people use computers, who never
bother to learn, go to night classes, or pay someone to
teach you or to solve your problem.
- People pay car driving instructors/schools, but
fail to allocate money & time to learn to drive
their computer: they fail to take Internet courses
& or (read books & "How To" web pages etc,
insecure Microsoft PCs owned by clueless users get
virused & become slave bots & swamp the Net
with spam, so realise you & others similar already
are a burden to the Internet, so go learn !
Microsoft Software here
- I don't have time to provide free help to hundreds
of club list members.
- To ask about your computer problems, do Not
email me, instead buy a beer & come to Friday beer garden,
while we defocus, not cross eyed at a screen.
Consider Phoning Me Instead. It May
Be More Efficient
- Phone is more efficient than
email for 1 to 1 communication,
- Phone is now cheap, free even for many with flat rate inc
me. even long distance it can be cheap
- Phone releases tired eyes from screen.
After clicking to mail me, Before
Remove the "._ERASE_" bit in my address.
Before mailing me, (or anyone else) from
my web pages, Remove the ._ERASE_ part, (which is there to
disrupt web crawler robots that harvest addresses for
spammers). Example: you need to change the domain of my
(with one "." in
middle, not 2, & no "_" ).
If this is not a business enquiry,Hopefully you will find
your answer on one of my web pages, or Standard Replies, but if you really believe I
will want to receive your mail as much as you want to send
it, go ahead & mail me
If I do not reply:
I never ignore mail from new addressees, I always send some
brief acknowledgement, at least a one word answer, eg
"Thanks" so if you get nothing, assume I never saw it
(maybe it got discarded by errant spam filter), so phone
Do Not mail me with "Acknowledge/ Click Receipt"
I ignore Sender Requests You Click To Acknowledge
Receipt" (except for already known business). They can be
spammer subterfuges I don't waste time examining URLs. If you
want me, Phone me !.