Posts Tagged ‘spam’

Canadian Anti Spam Law (CASL)–a good step, but not the end of spam

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by Mark Stemm

On July 1, a new anti-spam law went into effect in Canada that significantly changes how commercial email messaging operates. The most significant feature of the Canadian Anti Spam Law (CASL) is that commercial senders must obtain express permission (i.e. opt-in) in order to continue sending commercial email. (There is a 3 year transition period […]

How to Report Text Message Spam: iOS7 iPhone

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 by Tom Landesman

Plagued with annoying spam texts on your iPhone? Report them to the GSMA spam reporting service! On most networks this can be done by forwarding them to 7726 (that’s S-P-A-M on your phone’s keypad.) Reporting these spam messages helps your mobile operator to take action against spammers and prevent further spam. Please note: while many mobile […]

.ML and .CF TLDs: The Next Likely Spam Havens

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Mark Stemm

Starting in July 2013, the countries of Mali and the Central African Republic will start giving away .ML and .CF domain names for free. Here are some quotes from the Press Release: Mali became the first African nation to announce it will give its domains for free. Today the Dot ML Registry published the launch […]

Reputation is a function of permission

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 by Chris Barton

So Mr/Ms Marketeer, you have everything in order.  You have a 400k address list, you’ve hired an ESP to make sure all the basics are in order, you’re authenticated and CAN-SPAM’d up to the eyeballs, and it’s time to market but … WHAM! your messages end up hitting the spam folder. Sound familiar? Surprised? I’m not. […]

FTC charges 29 defendants for sending 180 million spam text messages

Thursday, March 07, 2013 by Angela Knox

Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that they have charged 29 defendants with collectively sending 180 million unwanted text messages. The text messages advertised “Free” Gift cards or prizes from major retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart and Target.  However, consumers who clicked on the links contained in the text messages were required to provide […]

Illegitimate drugs more profitable than cocaine

Friday, February 15, 2013 by Angela Knox

Yesterday, a news article on my local public radio station caught my attention.  On Wednesday, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) put out the report: “Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs”.  The report was created at the request of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Lawerence Gostin, the Georgetown University law professor and World […]

The Weekend Effect

Friday, April 20, 2012 by Andrew Conway

We might imagine a spammer starting up their spam server and relaxing to enjoy their ill gotten gains on the beaches of Lagos or the Black Sea,  but this is not the case. Just as Cloudmark’s spam filtering requires constant monitoring and enhancement by our dedicated operations and engineering staff, so a spammer needs to […]

Vodafone New Zealand supports 7726 to report SMS spam

Friday, August 26, 2011 by Angela Knox

A recent article from New Zealand indicates that Vodafone New Zealand also encourages their users to report SMS spam to 7726 (S-P-A-M). (See: “Vodafone says if a customer does receive spam they should forward the message to 7726…” Vodafone also lets you know how to report your complaint to the  New Zealand government’s Department of […]

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