bulk email sender
Intellectual Property issues IP figures in this story in two ways. First, bulk email sender Microsoft's licensing terms exclude free software from being able to use the proposed standard now called Sender ID, as Richard Stallman's recent post to an IETF mailing list made clear. Stallman wrote: Microsoft's Sender-ID license is directly incompatible with free software regardless of which free software license is used. Free software means users are free to run it, study and modify the source, and to redistribute it with or without changes. Free to do so means there is no requirement to ask or tell anyone that you are doing so. The Microsoft license for Sender-ID directly forbids release of software with all these freedoms, so it is impossible for any program to be free software under Microsoft's regime. Stallman wasn't the only one unhappy with Microsoft's involvement, as Larry Seltzer recently noted at eWeek: Nothing got members of the working group more upset and caused the chair to threaten banishment more than complaints about Microsoft's involvement in the drafting of the specification. Midway through the process, Microsoft and Meng Wong negotiated a convergence of SPF with Microsoft's Caller ID for E-mail specification. While many participants objected to working with bulk email sender simply on principle, the biggest objection had to do with intellectual property rights. Microsoft's contributions to Sender ID are based on their Caller ID for E-mail specification, and they make unspecified patent claims on this technology. The second major IP problem with Microsoft's involvement comes in the form of a claim of infringement by Failsafe Designs on both the name SenderID and the methods used to verify the sender in Microsoft's "Caller-ID." As reported August 11, 2004, by InternetNews, "F. Scott Deaver, owner of Failsafe Designs, says Microsoft is guilty of the 'outright theft' of his product name and intellectual property (IP), and will seek legal and financial redress from the Redmond, Wash., software giant and anyone else that uses his technology that verifies e-mail is coming from the domain it claims." I've also heard -- off-the-record -- that the SenderID project has been told to expect legal trouble because of claims of infringement. Although I have not been able to verify this with Failsafe Designs, I've been told by bulk email sender that if SenderID stalls or dies because of these IP issues, there is no reason why SPF (or "Classic SPF" as he now calls it) can not go forward on its own. As a matter of fact, AOL and a number of other firms have already implemented SPF. The claims against Microsoft are yet another reminder that IP law -- especially in regard to software patents -- is a spectre that hangs over all software development, not just free software. What's in a name? A lot if you're using it in an email sender line. Recent studies have shown over half of recipients use the sender line to decide whether to open and read an e-mail message. Use a sender line they recognize and trust, and you'll get their attention; use one they don't recognize or don't trust, and you'll be deleted with one click. For most readers, this probably seems like common sense. But I'm continually surprised by how many organizations, large and small, fail to fully leverage their sender line to get their e-mail opened. Case in point: the following sender lines from my own e-mail inbox. Can you identify the sending organizations? This small, standalone application allows you to do just one simple task : send an email. There is no need to find or configure any existing email client to accomplish this. All you need to do is just type your account data, create an email and thatâ€™s all. Features : * Security : Account related informations are stored only while the application is turned on in the memory. No need to remove any data from the computer â€“ send an email, close the application and thatâ€™s it â€“ no personal information is present on the computer. * Installation : There is no need to install, application is standalone â€“ no installation process or administrator privilages needed. use this code to collect related emails & bulk email sender to my customers. I don't use it to send Junk mails to others, so I do not know about the filtering for different mail servers and these kind of usages. I also use it to extract emails from a complex text file (containing email addresses and other texts). Using the code There are two parts: first gathering and collecting email addresses in database and the second is sending email. For extracting emails easily copy the text containing emails & paste in to the textbox AddBulkEmail.aspx. It will extract and save email addresses to the MailingList.mdb file. After that, in Default.aspx I send my emails to the addresses. Before using, set the web.config file. I set 4 variables in web.config: * SMTPServerName is the name of the mail server which you are working with. * SampleEmailAddress is the email address which you send sample email for testing and checking the content of your email before sending to the others. * UDLPath is the address of the file which includes the bulk email sender. * MatchExpression, there is no need to change it, I placed it here because I thought may be some times I want to change the filtering for extracting emails; and easily I change the web.config file. In the main.udl file set your physical path for MailingList.mdb.