What is Spam?

Definition of UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email), or SPAM:

  • The bulk UCE, bulk promotional material, or other forms of solicitation sent via Email that advertise any IP address belonging to Magnet Networks. or any URL (domain) that is hosted by Magnet Networks.
  • Unsolicited postings to newsgroups advertising any IP or URL hosted by Magnet Networks.
  • The use of web pages set up on ISPs that allow SPAM-ing (also known as “ghost sites”) that directly or indirectly reference customers to domains or IP addresses hosted by Magnet Networks.
  • Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to facilitate a means to SPAM.
  • Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the true origin of the message.
  • For further information on mail abuse, please visit the Mail Abuse Prevention System (MAPS) website.

Repercussions of SPAM:

  • Across the Web, it is generally accepted that SPAM is an inconsiderate and improper business practice.

Repercussions to Magnet Networks.:

  • SPAM is not only harmful because of its negative impact on consumer attitudes toward Magnet Networks., but also because it can overload the Magnet Networks. network and resources, especially on our shared (virtual) server environments.

Repercussions to our Providers:

  • Since it is unsolicited, users who receive SPAM often become angry and send complaints to our upstream providers. This upsets our providers who abhor SPAM for the same reasons that Magnet Networks does – it causes negative consumer attitudes and drains resources. We strive to maintain favorable business relationships in the Web community and obviously will not allow any practice that threatens these relationships.