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Feature Highlight – Sending a Soodonims email

Saturday, April 10th, 2010
Mailing Soodonims

Soodonims - Circa 1921

Soodonims was designed as a one way alias service.

That is, it protects your email address from those sending you mail. This works perfectly where you offer someone your Soodonims address (a web site, over the phone, etc) and Soodonims forwards that mail to your protected address.

One request we have heard from our members more than any other, is the ability to INITIATE the email. In other words, if I want to communicate via email with someone and want them to see only my alias, how do I SEND that mail.

Well up until the current version (Ultimate subscribers) , you could not. But now we have designed a way that you can send Soodonims protected mail from ANY mail client, on PC, MAC and mobile phones. Everything but smoke signals.
It is all in the way you format the senders address. This is best understood using an example.

Say you want to send an email to a company at the following address: joe@flybynight.com.

In the TO: field, you would enter – joe/flybynight.com@soodomail.com.

That is, replace the @ by /  and append “@soodomail.com”.
In addition, the from field needs to be your Protected email address.

The email will reach Joe at his inbox, and the From, will be the alias that you have indicated to be the Soodonim associated with your protected address.

Simple and usable anywhere.

Questions? Feel free to use the contact form and let us know.

Lewis
Soodoman

Handling Image Based Spam

Friday, April 9th, 2010

One of the difficulties that spam filters have, is the identifying of SPAM with out text.

If there is a text base d message, the filters can analyze the message content and decide of this is indeed SPAM or a valid piece of communication.

When that same message is converted to an image, such as a photograph, it is harder to decypher.

A company called CommTouch has developed a potential solution for ths type of SPAM. They are able to identify the and interpret the grahic message and perform an analysis on that.

THis may reverse a curent trend in the use of image based SPAM.

Welcome to The New Soodonims!

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

We have been promising you a new Soodonims with a new feature set for some while. We have taken our time, listened to your requests, and are happy to announce that v2.0 is here.

The first thing you may notice is that we now have three versions of the service. There is still a free version, and two new advanced ones, that carry a minimal fee. I want to ensure all those that have an existing free service, nothing will change for you (other than the look). You will continue to have unlimitted access with your current account.

We were forced to consider a paid service for two reasons.

1. SPAM. The very reason we exist, to fight SPAM, is the primary reason we had to add a paid subscription. SPAMMERS were hiding, anonymously, behind our aliases, and sending out emails that were commercial and sometimes fraudulent in content. As such, the only free version we now offer will have limitted access. The paid services will force everyone to identify themselves in someway, and hence make it a less desireable vehicle for SPAM

2. The second reason was obviously one of cost. We have invested significantly in design, development, QA, security and hardware resources. With the subscription fees we have set up, we do not expect to recoup that money anytme soon, but hope to at least offset our ongoing expenses.

Once again, as existing users,we thank you for your support, and for your kind words and useful input. As potential new members, we look forward to providing you with the same email protection that we have provided for thousands of others over the last few years.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you with your ideas and comments.

Lewis

  

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