ANNOUNCEMENT


COMCAST DOESN'T DELIVER


Comcast prides itself on eliminating spam, but subscribers don't realize that their unmonitered filtering program may be rejecting legitimate emails. This can happen in two ways: 1) There is a real spammer sharing a server with thousands of unoffending users, or 2) A small percentage of comcast subscribers receiving a bulk email "mark as spam" either deliberately, or attempting to transfer the message to a spam box, or the trash. In either case, the innocent mailer gets a bounce notice from his own webhost or isp listing all @comcast.net addresses as undeliverable, without further explanation. This means that he will either delete your email address as bad, or contact comcast security and learn, in effect, that @comcast addresses are dangerous to mail to, and discriminate accordingly. This is why I suggest that comcast subscribers get yahoo, hotmail, or other account and do the opposite of what others do, in giving that address only to trusted mailers, reserving the @comcast for more public purposes. My policy as a mailer is to send @comcast addresses more frequent opt-in notices, and when making a sales offer for limited merchandise, to mail to the @comcasts secondarily, if the main mailing does not sell the item out.

If you are unable to mail to @Comcast.net addresses, call Comcast security at 888-565-4329.

Scott Semans



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