Co-RegData.com: Content Thieves

Co-regdata.com seem to be pirating content from my own site here at Spam Resource dot com.

Example stolen content: http://www.co-regdata.com/2010/08/27/ken-magill-returns-45th-edition/

That seems to be a duplicate copy of my post about Ken Magill's new website. Oddly, they removed Ken's website URL and replaced it with their own.

If you're looking for a reputable co-reg data provider or lead generation partner, co-regdata.com might be a poor choice. If they're taking my content and using it in an unethical manner, without my consent, that doesn't give me high confidence about their ethics when it comes to lead generation.

(Thanks for reporter Ken Magill for giving me a heads up about these guys.)

Ken Magill Returns

Number one (in my personal estimation) industry reporter Ken Magill has returned, and in his first newsletter, he drops a interesting tid-bit: apparently Goodmail is for sale. Read it here.

Don't forget to visit Ken's website and sign up for his newsletter -- you can find it over at www.magillreport.com.

Spammer Claims that he is a Victim

Laura Atkins reports on an article from the SJ Mercury News, where, for some odd reason, a spammer is given a platform to cry about how Spamhaus hates him. I don't quite understand, as it is Godaddy who suspended the guy's service. Maybe Spamhaus isn't the only organization out there that hates spam? Most internet service providers and email service providers would shut this guy's access off in a heartbeat, after learning that he's purchasing lists. Why? Because it's spam. But it's legal? OK, it's legal, but irrelevant. It's still spam.

Google: Bulletproof Hosting Provider

Today's post is from Laura Atkins of Word to the Wise. She relates a frustration that I personally share: Google's seeming lack of caring about abuse emanating from their own networks and services. She writes:

What of SRV?

So, SRV records help you publish data for your domain, helping for easy (or auto) configuration of an email client for using mail at that domain. Should I implement SRV records for my domain? Is it widely used by MUAs or mobile devices like iPhones and Android Phones? Is it a security risk to tell people where my IMAP/POP3 servers live? What do you think?

Does the First Amendment forbid spam filtering?

I asked fellow blogger (and email expert) John Levine the following: "The Supreme Court overturned the Jaynes conviction on First Amendment grounds, yes? I'm wondering what that could mean from the spam filtering perspective." Find his very detailed answer here.