Comments Section: Land of Constructive Public Discourse Or Playground of Trolls?

Whether creating a website or starting a blog, one of the important decisions to make is whether or not to include a comments section. The Internet, that glorious land of interaction and anonymity, has been idealized as an idyllic community where people engage in intellectual and creative dialogue to make the world a better place […]

A Look at Various Anti-Spam Packages

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Perhaps it shows how ubiquitous the concept of unsolicited electronic communications is that we didn’t even have to define the word “spam” in the title of this article.  In the 90’s it was common to explain to the reader that no, we didn’t mean the canned meat.  Now it’s arguable that fewer people even know […]

How to Conduct a Background Check for Web Hosting Providers

With the explosion of web hosting providers emerging advertising free and unlimited features, it’s often a daunting task to opt for a legit provider that actually fulfills its promise to deliver reliable services.  There are several proactive steps that you can take to ensure the web host that has caught your eye is actually worth […]

The Release of the February 2011 Email Security Report

The February 2011 “Email Security Report” was recently released by German email security firm eleven. The report highlights a temporary decline in spam toward the end of 2010 accompanied by the rise of virus outbreaks and botnet infrastructures. In the history of spamming, since 2003, there has never been such an extreme fluctuation in spam […]