Caught in the Web of Spam
If you're trying to get the word out about your web site, be careful who you're giving it out to.
I heard about someone's site being shut down by their host for violating spamming rules. Turns out the person never actually sent any spam - their site was simply mentioned in a spam email!.
How did it turn up in that email? Well, they had signed up for a free web-site diagnostics several weeks earlier and were also told that their site might be mentioned in future "promotional material" - that promo material turned out to be spam. Sometimes, free publicity just isn't worth it!
Posted June 12, 2003