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Re: Major E-mail Delivery for FTC DNCR Launch
From: Leo Bicknell <bicknell () ufp org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 21:25:12 -0400
* Make sure repeated attempts to register the same e-mail address
get throttled. Don't make the web server a way to e-mail bomb
* Put in the e-mail a clear, short, easy to read over the phone
link (http://www.yoursite.com/spam.html) that describes what
action on the web site sends these e-mails, how to identify an
e-mail as actually coming from the site, and where to report any
sort of mailbombing (back to the first point).
* Make sure your mail servers are squeeky clean. Forward and
reverse match, valid MX's, they report their own name in SMTP
headers, no "untrusted sender used -f", etc. Valid abuse@
for the machine name, and the parent domain are essential.
Valid contacts for the domain and IP block are helpful.
In general this sounds like a low-risk activity, as described.
Leo Bicknell - bicknell () ufp org - CCIE 3440
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