Our Spam Policy
If you have been accused
of sending spam, this page contains information about your rights, and our policies
regarding spam offenses.
with e-mail Policy:
Unsolicited commercial advertisements are not allowed in e-mail, and will likely
result in account suspension or cancellation.
are unwelcome in most Usenet discussion groups and on most e-mail mailing lists.
Inappropriate posting may result in account suspension or cancellation. See
the newsgroup or mailing list's charter for whether advertising is allowed or
not. "Spamming," or sending a message to many different off-topic
newsgroups, is particularly unethical and will be treated as such.
a message, especially an advertisement, to more than five or six recipients,
is by itself spamming unless the individuals have specifically requested to
be added to a mailing list on that topic.
E-mail is a person-to-person medium, not a broadcast medium.
Penalties for Abuse
If any users are found to
be abusing our resources by sending spam or other unsolicited commercial emails,
their account will be immediately suspended. The term of this suspension is
based on the severity of the abuse, and the amount of harm caused. We reserve
the right to refuse service to anyone, for any length of time.
If your account has been
suspended and you would like to have it released, you must first fill out our
incident report form. If it is decided that your
account may be released, you will be charged a fee of $150/hour for time spent
on re-enstating your account, and any cleanup, maintenance, or repair that may
be necessary due to damage caused by the infraction.