Email Spam & Search Engines

Posted on 2005-03-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-27

i wana know that if we use Yahoo Groups , MSN / Google Groups to send out spams , how to search engines react.
Question by:mcse20002000
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mcse20002000 -

Google Groups - No mention of spam in their 'Terms and Conditions of Use for Google Groups' but their probably doesn't have to be :) 'Gmail Program Policies' has a section 'Prohibited Actions' which includes quote: Generate or facilitate unsolicited commercial email ("spam"). Such activity includes, but is not limited to sending email in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act or any other applicable anti-spam law -imitating or impersonating another person or his, her or its email address, or creating false accounts for the purpose of sending spam - data mining any web property (including Google) to find email addresses - sending unauthorized mail via open, third-party servers - sending emails to users who have requested to be removed from a mailing list - selling, exchanging or distributing to a third party the email addresses of any person without such person's knowing and continued consent to such disclosure - sending unsolicited emails to significant numbers of email addresses belonging to individuals and/or entities with whom you have no preexisting relationship. http://gmail.google.com/gmail/help/program_policies.html

Yahoo Groups - 'Universal anti-spam policy' quote: Violations of our Terms of Service or this Universal Spam Policy may result in legal action against you and the termination, without notice, of your Yahoo! ID and/or anything associated with it, including, but not limited to, email accounts, clubs, posts, home pages, and profiles. http://docs.yahoo.com/info/guidelines/spam.html

MSN - 'Microsoft anti-spam policy' quote: If Microsoft believes that unauthorized or improper use is being made of any MSN Service, it may, without notice, take such action as it, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate, including blocking messages from a particular internet domain, mail server or IP address. Microsoft may immediately terminate any account on any MSN Service which it determines, in its sole discretion, is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any e-mail that violates this policy. http://privacy.msn.co.uk/anti-spam/

How do they react? I don't actually know because I have never done it! Too much risk and not enough reward for me... :)

- duz

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