Spammers Be Warned
We implement state of the art anti-spam detection technology to help us catch SPAM before it goes out and after. We also actively monitor ISP’s to prevent spam from ever being received by recipients.
It’s important that as a responsible sender, you know how to identify what spam is, too. We don’t want to terminate anybody’s affiliation due to spam.
So let’s talk about what spam is and what will happen if you do it at CreateTheAD.
What Is Spam?
You might receive many answers but the end result is always the same. Email senders (like CreateTheAD) tend to use the textbook definition: Unsolicited Bulk Email (UBE). You can read more about this definition at Spamhaus.
UBE is a useful definition: it points out that some things that might be OK to do on a 1-to-1 basis (like send an email about your company to someone who has never heard of you) are not OK to do in bulk.
But it’s not a perfect one. Many things are not UBE but are considered spam by most people, including us.
Instead of trying to create a definition of spam that covers every possible scenario, let’s look at a few things that we will consider spamming. We think this will give you a pretty good idea of what not to do.
Things You May Not Do With CreateTheAD
- Send email to people who have not specifically requested that information from you.
- If you collect subscribers somewhere other than on your website and aren’t 100% sure someone asked to sign up to your email lists using Double-Optins.
- Post irrelevant links to your website in discussion forums, newsgroups or classifieds sites like Craigslist. We actively scan websites that use our services for TOS violations and often give a warning if we see something amiss before termination.
- Use email lists that you purchased, rented, leased, or in any way bought from a third party. This includes email addresses that you purchased via co-registration.
- Send an unsolicited email through a third party in order to try to get people to sign up to your email list, or to visit a website that you market using CreateTheAD in any way.
- This includes trying to get people to sign up on a CreateTheAD web form that you have placed on your website OR trying to get them to email your CreateTheAD email address.
- Batch or in any way try to script the addition of new subscribers to the web form subscribe methods. (You can learn more about this in our service agreement.)
These aren’t the only things we might consider spam. But they’re a good start. Not sure if we’d consider something to be spam? Contact us and find out!
What Happens If I Spam, Or Try To Spam?
If we find that you are spamming, or trying to spam, with your CreateTheAD account:
What will definitely happen:
- We will immediately terminate your account.
- We will refuse to open another account under your name or company name for life.
Things that might happen:
- We might charge you money if your spamming causes any interruptions in our ability to service other customers.
- We might pursue legal action against you. (Spamming violates our service agreement.)
We investigate all potential spam incidents thoroughly before making a decision. But once we’ve made a decision, we act fast.
A CreateTheAD User Is Spamming Me. What Do I Do?
If you believe you have received spam from a user, forward the email you received to us at abuse@CreateTheAD.com. Please include the headers of the email when you forward it, and briefly tell us why you believe the message is spam. We take all spam complaints seriously and will investigate promptly.
I Have Questions About CreateTheAD’s Anti-Spam Policy. Who Do I Talk To?
We’re happy to answer any questions you have about spam and our anti-spam policy. Just contact us!