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True Cost of Spam

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

When we think of the cost of SPAM, energy resources are not the first thing that comes to mind. Certainly there is the human resource spent on reading, filing, and deleting it. And there is the lost productivity and business from IT departments fixing problems related to malicious SPAM. But what about the raw energy consumption being expended.

According to an article on Tech Blorge, and based on a study from McAfee, the  amount of computer power required to support SPAM is  mind boggling. A single SPAM email takes enough energy to move a car 3 feet. You realize the sheer mass of volume of SPAM, when you realize that that consumes enough power to drive a car around the globe… not once or twice, but 1.6 million times each year!

SPAM filters are doing a good job at reducing the energy consumption at the receiving end, but volume being sent accounts for the majority of waste. Filters and alias email addresses do help significantly with time saving and inbox security.

Use Alias Email Addresses Responsibly

Friday, August 19th, 2011

There continues to rage, a strong mutual dislike between forum administrators, and managers of disposable email addresses.

Many people are fearful that a forum will use their email address for malicious purposes, or will not respect the confidentiality of the address. These people will use a temporary, or disposable address to shield and protect themselves from some potential buse.

Forum administrators however, specifically those that are ethical, are troubled by this process, because their mailing list is of questionable accuracy. They waste time and resources sending out emails to those they think are legitimally interested in receiving them.

So it is easy to see both sides of this arguement.

Soodonims CAN be used as a disposable address, or as a PERMANENT alias to a protected address. We strongly encourage the responsible use of our alias addresses.

We  suggest that if you use Soodonims to sign up to a forum, and then do not wish to be a member, that you firstly try to unsubscribe. If the admin is legitimate, your mail will cease and the forum owner will no longer spin their wheels sending you content you will never receive. A win-win.

If the site is less than ethical, and after unsubscribing you still receive emails, at THAT time you can disable the alias email address via Soodonims control panel and be done with it!

Soodonims is a great way to control what’s in your inbox. But please, be fair and act responsibly!


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