Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy (ASSP) - Excellent program for fighting
spam. Creates an open source platform-independent SMTP Proxy server which implements auto-whitelists, Bayesian, Greylisting and
multiple filter methods. Also see Wiki on Getting Started.
Bayseian Spam Filters - Backgrounder: "One
of the most promising antidotes to spam is so-called Bayesian filtering, which calculates the probability that a given message is spam, based on
analysis of messages previously identified as being spam or not being spam. The Bayesian approach demands less maintenance than keyword-based spam
filters that require constant updating of word and phrase lists."
Blacklist Check - This test will check a mail server IP address against
hundreds of DNS-based email blacklists. (Commonly called Realtime blacklist, DNSBL or RBL). If your
mail server has been blacklisted, some email you send may not be delivered. Email blacklists are a common way of reducing spam. If you
don't know your mail server's address, start with a MX Lookup.
Brightmail, Inc. - A leader in anti-spam technology.
Provides software that makes messaging secure and manageable. Protects networks of enterprises, service providers, and wireless carriers by filtering
spam, viruses and undesired messages at the Internet gateway.
DNS Records - Just like a phone book with its various records
(Business Listings, Residential, & Government) DNS uses several different records as well. This page goes over each DNS record.
You will mostly use the 'A' and 'MX' records. 'A' records directly resolve a host to an IP address. 'MX' records provide Mail
Exchanger (e-mail) resolution for which server to use for a specific domain. CNAME records stand for Canonical Name, or alias,
where the hostname listed resolves to another hostname. PTR are pointer records that provide reverse DNS resolution, or IP
address to Fully Qualified Domain Name. Finally, TXT records are rarely used outside of listing an entry for SPF (Send
Email Address Encoder - If you have to have your email address visible on your website, even though it is an open invitation to receive spam, you should take a few precautions. One step you can take is to encode your email address so the email harvest programs cannot find it when they spider you website. Steve Dawson makes this easy to do.
Email Addresses - Answers your questions about free e-mail. Helps you choose the most
appropriate e-mail service. Teaches you how you can defend yourself from junk mail and spam. Information on POP mail providers, mail forwarding
services, web-based e-mail services, services in other languages. Locate companies that will help set up your own email service.
eMarketing Association (eMA) - Promotes best practice in the field of email marketing.
Provides marketing resources, services, research, certifications, educational programs and events to its members and the marketing community.
Email Disclaimers - Apart from legal disclaimers, which this site covers, companies can use other
tools to protect themselves against the legal implications of e-mail. Among them are implementing an email policy, and using e-mail filtering and
anti-virus software. This site however explores the use of email disclaimers and the related email law.
ePrompter - A free email notification utility that automatically checks up to eight AOL,
Hotmail, Yahoo, Mail.com, email.com and POP3 email accounts at the same time, featuring a unique screensaver that lets you know at
a glance the current status of your selected email accounts, whether your computer is online or offline.
faxZERO - Service that allows you to sned and receive faxes using e-mail.
Free E-mail Address Directory - Listings for over 1,000 free e-mail services, as well
as articles about free e-mail, resources to help you find e-mail addresses of family or friends, and hundreds of other free resources from calendars
to free internet access providers.
Free E-mail Providers Guide - Search feature allows you to search extensive listings of over 1300
free email providers in more than 85 countries to find a free email provider that is right for you.
Free Popfax - Send a fax all over the world for free, in just few clics. 40 main destination
countries are served.
Hide Your Email Address on Websites from Spam -
E-mail addresses in your blog or webpage are no secret to spam robots. Here's a guide that should help you protect your email addresses from these
HushMail - Web-based e-mail with end-to-end security.
Internet Mail Consortium (IMC) - International organization focused on cooperatively managing and
promoting the expanding world of electronic mail on the Internet in areas such as commerce, entertainment, and new Internet mail technologies.
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) - A method of
accessing electronic mail or bulletin board messages that are kept on a (possibly shared) mail server. In other words, it permits a "client" email
program to access remote message stores as if they were local. For example, email stored on an IMAP server can be manipulated from a desktop
computer at home, a workstation at the office, and a notebook computer while traveling, without the need to transfer messages or files back and forth
between these computers.
Inventor of Email: The Facts - In 1978, a 14-year-old named V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai developed
a computer program, which replicated the features of the interoffice, inter-organizational paper mail system. He named his program "EMAIL". Shiva
filed an application for copyright in his program and in 1982 the United States Copyright Office issued a Certificate of Registration, No. TXu-111-775,
to him on the program. As required by the Regulations of the Copyright Office, he deposited portions of the original source code with the program.
Prominent in the code is the name "EMAIL" that he gave to the program. He received a second Certificate of Registration, No. TXu-108-715, for the "EMAIL
User's Manual" he had prepared to accompany the program and that taught unsophisticated user's how to use EMAIL's features.
List-A-Day - E-mail list editorial team searches thousands of lists to find the very best email
lists, whether they be email discussion lists or email newsletters/ezines.
Mail2Web - An Internet based email client that allows you to pick up your email from almost
any POP3 or IMAP4 email server. Instead of offering another web based email service like Hotmail or Yahoo Mail, mail2web lets
you use your present present email account. You simply enter your email address and password to access your inbox. You can then read, reply and forward
your messages. All activities are private. None are recorded mail2web is not a service but an application that is used anonymously.
Microsoft Office 365 - Lets you work from virtually anywhere and on almost any device
whether you are a professional or a small business. Office 365 gives you access to email, calendar, and contacts from virtually anywhere,
at any time, on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices - while it helps to protect against viruses and spam.
MX Lookup Tool - This test will list MX records for a domain in priority
order. The MX lookup is done directly against the domain's authoritative name server, so changes to MX Records should show up instantly.
You can click Diagnostics, which will connect to the mail server, verify reverse DNS records, perform a simple Open Relay check
and measure response time performance. You may also check each MX record (IP Address) against 147 DNS based blacklists,
commonly called RBLs, DNSBLs. Also see SMTP Diagnostics. This test will connect to a mail server via SMTP, perform
a simple Open Relay Test and verify the server has a reverse DNS (PTR) record. It will also measure the response times
for the mail server. If you don't know your mail server's address, start with a MX Lookup.
MX Record - An MX record or Mail exchanger record is a type
of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) specifying how Internet e-mail should be routed using the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
(SMTP). Each MX record contains a priority and a host name, so that the collection of MX records for a given domain name point
to the servers that should receive e-mail for that domain, and their priority relative to each other.
MyFax - Faxing simplified. Anytime, anywhere, over the net.
Newsgroup Reviews - Reviews of top Usenet providers and newsreaders along
with in depth profiles of over 100 premium Usenet services and ISP's offering access to newsgroups.
Postini - A leading provider of email security for the enterprise. Protects and secures the
email systems of over 2,000 enterprises from malicious email attacks including spam, viruses, and directory harvest attacks.
Spam Email - Information about Federal Trade Commission law
enforcement actions against deceptive commercial email and spammers who don't honor their "remove me" claims.
Symantec.cloud - Cloud-based Security services to keep email systems free of spam and viruses. Protects
against web-based threats (web viruses and spyware); controls employee web access via URL filtering as well as security all endpoints.
WebBox - Allows you to use a web browser to handle your e-mail, making your email accessible from anywhere,
WebSitePulse - A leading provider of global, independent and objective monitoring of the availability and performance of web sites, servers and network components, web applications and e-business transactions, web-based and e-mail systems. Its advanced web monitoring service ensures reliable early problem and error detection with multi-stage verification process, followed by real-time multimedia alerts. Detailed reports and website diagnostic tools allow web system owners and operators to quickly locate and troubleshoot any problem, minimizing the downtime of their web systems. Also see Free Tools.
Winmail.dat - Many times you might receive an email with an attachment
called winmail.dat. The file is sent from people using Microsoft Outlook as their email program. The file allows Outlook users
to send Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (TNEF) information along with the email so that it retains the look and feel of the document
with formatting, fonts, and colors when its received by another Microsoft Outlook user. Unfortunately, the file is only relevant and used
by Microsoft Outlook. Users of Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape Messenger, and other email programs will receive the attachment
called winmail.dat with the email. This page provides more information and links to software that will allow you to read winmail.dat files.
Yahoo! E-mail - Check e-mail while traveling. Keep
personal correspondence safe from your employer's prying eyes. Post to Usenet without fear of anyone discovering your identity.
ZixMail - A secure document delivery, private e-mail, and message tracking service that enables
Internet users worldwide to easily send and receive encrypted and digitally signed communications using their existing e-mail systems and addresses.
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