(PRWEB) January 3, 2005
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) January 3, 2005 Â http://www.OptOutByDomain.com launches today in an attempt to rid domain name owners of spam. Because of the rampant practice of email address ÂharvestingÂ by spammers, individual web site operators have been particularly hard hit by a deluge of junk email, pushing everything from cheap mortgages to pirated software. By joining this new registry, a domain name owner will be able to opt out all of his or her domain email addresses at once; no more clicking multiple opt out links for the same spam.
ÂI operate several web sites,Â says Mark Mumma, OptOutByDomain.comÂs founder. ÂI have come to dread opening my inbox each morning because itÂs full of worthless junk email. I can no longer answer my customer email inquires without first deleting a mountain of garbage. ItÂs killing my productivity time.Â
Domain owners like Mumma are swamped with several duplicate spams sent to every address listed on their web sites. Spammers donÂt care that youÂre getting redundant messages, but domain owners need relief.
OptOutByDomainÂs strategy centers around the concept of its members joining in a concerted effort to essentially remove each other from spammerÂs lists; when one member tells a spammer to remove all of the domains listed at OptOutByDomain.com, he is opting out all of the registryÂs members, himself included.
While opt out lists have been set up in the past by spammers themselves, OptOutByDomain.com is the only legitimate, universal opt out registry that caters specifically to domain name owners. According to http://www.SpamHaus.org in the UK, sites such as remove.org and unsubscribenet.com are simply shams operated by spammers to collect working email addresses for future spamming. More sinister sites such as globalremove.com, unsubscribenow.org and nationalantispamregistry.com fleece naive Internet users by actually charging them to collect their email addresses. Those who join such sites end up getting more spam, not less.
The biggest difference between OptOutByDomain.com and other so-called Âremoval sitesÂ is that its parent company, MummaGraphics, Inc., is actively and aggressively suing spammers through OklahomaÂs Court system. OptOutByDomainÂs sister site, http://www.SUEaSpammer.com is going after all who ignore its opt out requests. While testing the site, Mumma has already had two email marketers break their promise by emailing OptOutByDomainÂs members after agreeing to stop. He is currently preparing lawsuits against both offenders.
ÂWe knew from the start that we would have to make examples out of some bulk emailers before other spammers begin to take notice,Â explains Mumma. ÂSince we started the site, weÂve already seen some measurable success. Surprisingly, even a few of the spammers listed at SpamHaus.orgÂs Register of Known Spamming Operations (ROKSO) have stayed true to their promise to leave our members alone.Â
For more information on the site and lawsuits against spammers contact Mark W. Mumma, MummaGraphics, Inc. in Oklahoma City at 405.949.2999 or by visiting the web site http://www.SUEaSpammer.com and clicking the contact link.
OptOutByDomain.comÂ and SUEaSpammer.comÂ are trademarks of MummaGraphics, Inc. ROKSOÂ is a trademark of The Spamhaus Project.
MummaGraphics, Inc., founded in 1993, is a provider of Internet web hosting and web site design services as well as the publisher of RealCart, an ecommerce shopping cart software program. MummaGraphics began suing spammers in August 2004 and intends to file several more lawsuits in the future.