What is "Spam"?
If you 're a veteran of the online world, you've no doubt received
a number of "junk" emails. Some take the shape of "Make
Money Fast" schemes. Others promise exciting new products
or services, often amounting to nothing more than scams asking
you to send money to a random address. Still others simply occupy
space in your mailbox, asking you to forward chain letters around
the world or visit a particular Web site.
In the Internet community, unsolicited commercial email is called
Spam. And Spam is more than annoying to Internet users; it also
seriously affects the efficiency of the network and servers through
which mail is delivered. That´s because Spammers take advantage
of the low cost of email by sending hundreds of thousands or
even millions of email solicitations at a time. Spam attacks
consume large amounts of bandwidth, clog email boxes, and waste
email readers´ time.
That's why BEST1HOSTING, one of the leading providers of
Internet solutions for business, has taken a strong stand against
How is BEST1HOSTING Working to Eliminate Spam?
As a provider of Internet network services and management, Hosting
Solutions considers it an obligation to put an end to Spam. We
respect your need for efficient, cost-effective and interruption-free
services, and we pride ourselves on offering you one of the most
scalable, reliable and redundant networks available today.
To prevent non-customers from using our email relay services,
all of our SMTP services are password protected with the account
and password of our users. Please take your email security seriously
and help us to keep your email account from being abused!
Often times, Spammers sign up for an account with a service provider,
and send spam until their provider terminates their account,
at which time they painlessly move on to another service provider.
BEST1HOSTING protects all of our customers from Spam by
charging for Spam so that Spammers will acquire a significant
financially liability that doesn´t dissappear even if service
is terminated. While this may sound like acceptance of Spam,
are true goal is to eliminate any economic incentive Spammers
may have - and thus prevent Spammers from being our customers,
even for a short while.
Spam Policy Definitions
Excessive Volume: More than 150 email messages in a 24 hour period
where prior written approval from BEST1HOSTING has not been
Unsolicited Email Message: Any email message that falls under
1 or more of the following categories:
Mailing List Spam: When setting up mailing lists on our system you MUST set the mailing list to: "Subscription requires confirmation by reply to a message sent to the subscription address."
and "Unsubscribe does not require confirmation."
Setting up Spam Traps: Spamtraps are addresses whose sole reason for existence is to see if people will send unsolicited e-mail to them.
- "Chain" letters: Commercial solicitations where
no prior commercial relationship exists and where the recipient
has not previously initiated communiciation Religious, philosophical,
or charitable solicitations or fliers where the recipient has
not previously initiated communication.
- Sourced Spam: Each and every Unsolicited Email Message that
is sent through a single BEST1HOSTING supplied email account
whenever that single email account originates an Excessive Volume.
- Caused Spam: Each and every Unsolicited Email Message, sent
in an Excessive Volume by any party over any network to any party,
which advertises or mentions a site hosted by a BEST1HOSTING
customer on the BEST1HOSTING network, whenever directly
caused by the actions of a BEST1HOSTING customer.
Any BEST1HOSTING customer willfully responsible for Sourced
Spam or for Caused Spam will be charged $5, payable immediately,
for each email message in either the Sourced Spam or Caused Spam.
We further reserve the right to terminate the network services
of any customer responsible for either Sourced Spam or Caused
If you have any complaints or comments regarding Spam on our
network, please direct them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.