Feeds

Spam opt-out service goes live

You can apply for more spam,too

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

A global service that gives Net users the chance to opt out of receiving spam has been launched in the US. By registering with OptList.com Net users can ask to be removed from all email lists. On the other hand, if they want to receive junk mail and tailor it to cover specific areas, such as rock music or astrology, they can also register their interests in more than 500 different subjects. Registration, though, is only half of the equation. It's then up to junk emailers to use OptList.com's databases to weed out those who don't want spam and to include those that do. In theory it should mean that people who don't want to receive spam are purged from spammers' lists. What distinguishes Optlist.com from other similar services such as SAFEeps.com from the American Computer Group is that it's free to use by spammers. In reality, whether it's free or not is of little relevance. It is difficult to imagine how such a scheme will stop the activities of unscrupulous spammers, a fact recognised by the president of OptList.com himself. "We're just a small part of the equation to tame spam," said Ken Lau. "It's up to the citizens of the Internet to do something about it... we're just providing the tools." ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The Heartbleed Bug: how to protect your business with Symantec
What happens when the next Heartbleed (or worse) comes along, and what can you do to weather another chapter in an all-too-familiar string of debilitating attacks?
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.