- If you don't hear from me quickly,
Please also Phone.
- Your enquiry or my reply got lost or
discarded unseen, Sorry!
- I always quickly send an acknowledgement to
new business enquiries,
(even if perhaps only initially brief).
- Why mail gets lost:
- I have silent spam discard filters,
occasionally a valid enquiry gets caught
- Your mail provider also likely has spam
filters that can occasionaly swallow
- Some mail servers unwittingly import bad
RBL / DNSBL IP black lists from
irresponsible providers such as
who have for 5 years falsely & libelously
listed a Berklix server
as a spammer.
Deutsch / German:
Für geschäftliches Anfragen
rufen Sie mich bitte kurz
an, damit Ihre Email oder meine Antwort,
nicht moeglicherweise von meinen oder Ihre
Spam-Filtern ungelesen geloescht
Avoid Being Automatically Deleted As Spam:
I have aggressive Anti Spam automatic silent
discard in action, (as I get well over 1000 spams
daily) , My computers automatically & silently
delete what looks like spam, Sight Unseen, No
warning sent back to (apparent) senders.
To Not Be Deleted Unseen:
Ensure Your mail provider does accept spam
reports to abuse@YourDomain
that gets abused for spam & blocks their
abuse@ address gets blocked
Mail Me in plain text ASCII
Not In HTML (Web Page) Format, Not in base64
text, Not with Subject in UTF-8 : They are all
- MIME enclosures containing HTML format are
loved by Spammers & used by Internet
incompetents, (& some people who should
know better ! ).
- Configure your mailer to send plain text
Ascii, or get another mailer program ! - Or
be dumped with spammers &
- Avoid breaking words or phrases with HTML
(Hyper Text Markup Language ( Web Format)
comments - No one except spammers do it.
- Avoid spammer Formats, Font types, Sizes,
Character sets & Colours.
- Avoid Quoting Numeric Domains,
Names, Fake Domain
Microsoft's proprietary formats (eg Word/Doc
& Excel etc) are Deleted Sight Unseen
automatically, with no warning to sender. It's
invariably worthless spam &/or to &
from technical incompetents who aren't paying
to waste my time, ( My computers do Not run
Microsoft, they can display some MS excremental
formats, but there's no benefit. Mail in a
publicly defined standard formats, or do Not
mail me. Best Send plain text
Do Not Send Zips If you have Unix.
It marks you as a Microsoft user &/or
probable spammer trying to avoid a spam filter
- & Failing! (Unix people use eg gzip &
Do Not Send "Click This For Your Mail" Or
Electric Postcards etc
I never click web linked mail rubbish.
Do Not Send from Non RARP (Reverse Address
Resolution Protocol) resolving hosts
Send From Spammer
Domains (inc. some Bad Providers eg various
rr.com . (Also note lazy providers such as
Yahoo may be blocked later
include those of some major providers that are
lax & tolerate spammers. Do Not Send from
them, routing through them, & mentioning
them in mail content.
servers & my personal filter silently
discard mail with spammer
domains. ( If you want to ask me to remove
mail from a different address, or phone .
You may not be a spammer, but others on your
may have been, unfortunately, people
masquerading (though I mostly detect
Many Internet Access Providers (IAPs)
do not terminate customers who excrete spam. If
you use a cheap IAP, they may be cutting staff
costs, by ignoring spam complaints. Such
infested IAPs get blocked by recipient servers.
Don't be suckered. Don't just look for "Mega
Cheap !" "Mega fast !" ", "Loads of free web !"
Some IAPs get blocked because they don't give a
damn, & happily host spammers too. Choose:
Do you want your mailing-from Domain
to be known & sometimes blocked as a
Many Road Runner *.rr.com Domains
are blocked by my servers, as rr.com is or
was (when blocked) a regular known hoster of
spammers. They sourced from 10% toward (but
somewhat less than) 20% of all spams my
domains received, till I blocked many rr.com
sub domains. I've often been within an ace of
blocking all rr.com.
rr.com are a large USA ISP, infested with
spammers, shielded by many innocent clueless
normal non spammer co-user customers. They
doubtless shelter behind the stinking USA
`right to spam' law. rr.com are effectively
by their inaction, commercial accomplices in
spamming the world. Illegal in many parts of
the world. Getting the USA a bad name. Sad as
many Americans are
innocent & equally hate spammers.
rr.com earned this explicit mention, when
they consumed yet more of my time, unpaid,
& unwilling: Beyond spewing spam from
their customers, they forwarded a masqueraded
spam not really from me, but purporting to
be, to an innocent postmaster who forwarded
it to me. (Possibly a sign of the leopard
changing it's spots ?)
rr.com are or were a world class spam
polluters' commercial accomplice, (as well as
`normal USA ISP)' encouraged by the USA
government under their stupid annoying right
to spam law.
that bounces a spam report sent to
postmaster@ gets listed as a spam domain
Check if your postmaster@ address works OK !
to by RFCs
are Internet Law.
that bounces a complaint sent to postmaster@
gets forwarded to hostmaster@ Check if your
hostmaster@ address works OK ! It's
required to by RFCs which
are Internet Law. If a domain
blocks that too, I use eg whois & ask the
registrar to Suspend or Cancel The domain
put them out of business.
If the registrar fails to respond, one can
go to ICANN
(Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers) & get the registrar put out
of business too.
Do similar yourself, after first checking
you are clean. Put spammers & their
suppliers & commercial crime accomplices
out of business !
Whatever your personal views as sender of
legitimate mail: Some recipients servers will
automatically discard or bounce all mail from
where spammers are tolerated, regardless that
the irresponsible USA ISP's own government
Do Not Send Direct From Dynamic Dial Up
Dial up addresses & domains
are particularly uncontrolled, & where
spammers mainly operate from. You think I won't
be blocking your provider's domain
? You may well be wrong, I may well be !
- I even block my own IAP's dynamically
allocated dial up IP numeric range. The
biggest IAP company in the country, & I
block it !
- So why wouldn't I be blocking your
dynamic IPs too ?
- I block companies you might think should
be OK. EG rr.com broadcast 10%
of all Spam I receive. They web advertise as
Warner who used to broadcast Bugs Bunny,
but now Excrement. AOL pursues
spammers, so why do
respond ? tin.it seems to be the Italian
national phone company, pushing Alice ( "Si
informa la gentile clientela che dal 1°
ottobre 2006 Nuova Tin.it S.r.l. è
confluita per incorporazione in Telecom
Italia S.p.A.") But I finally after months
blocked them too (as both tin.it &
vsmtp3.tin.it ) as they block abuse@ on those
that gets abused for spam & blocks their
abuse@ address gets blocked.
Use A Proxy
(Smart Host) Relay At Your ISP's Fixed IP
Ensure your IAP uses a different set of
names, & IP numeric block
addresses for dynamic dial up customers, &
their own more trusted proxy servers. Only then
can rest of world perhaps relax & unblock
your IAP's proxy, while leaving your dynamic
- I get hundreds of spams daily, almost
all from (or aimed at) Americans, & very
few from the rest of the world. The USA
Congress expressly permitted Spam (Bill S.1618
Title III passed by the 105th Congress); (USA
changed since, but USA started by harbouring
international spammers). Britain used
to be in the EU & the EU & Britain
adopted (& retain) anti spam laws long
before the USA.
- This American deliberate pollution &
abuse of the world encouraged contempt for the USA
- Though Americans are the world's major
spammers. some Americans (Not supported by
American government) are also leaders in
fighting Spam, see list below.
- USA spammers flood the world, but they use
many non English, uniquely American phrases
& spellings, handy to trigger spam
- A filter that segregates subscribed list
mail, & discards all remaining mail with
American spelling, loses little real mail to
me, & deletes much Spam.
- Some innocent mail may occasionally get
deleted, but Americans always had the option of
voting for better USA congress & senate
members to fix their polluting USA law, unlike
us non Americans who just suffered without
recourse from the flood of excremental spam.
Eventually the USA did stop some spammers.
Avoid Spammer Phrases, Fonts, Formats,
- Spammer Spellings, Phrases, & Words
Filter (Technical Detail for those who
want to know how I filter spam)
If you are Chinese/ Russian/ Korean/
Japanese etc, turn off your non Latin font
set indicator. (eg charset="gb2312" etc)
Else even if yours is genuine business
correspondence solely in Latin character
set, (eg derived from postings to technical
mail lists), your inclusion of Asian
charset= specifiers will get you deleted
Spam Advice From ISPs
Do Not Send Base 64 Text
Sent just by 2 types of people:
Viruses & Spam
(Silly question, but often used to be asked,
obvious (at least to me) Answer:
"I want LESS email ! "
Some Email Welcome
- International public free source code
- Personal friends on non computer topics
- Feedback where particularly invited on some
Some Email Not Wanted
- No Unsolicited Social Chat deriving from my
mail list announcements.
I would much prefer you come to the beer
garden, walk, bike or ski trip etc I announced.
Chat at the event, better than more typing
& eye balling screens. Of course a brief
email saying "Add me to head count reservation
for that event" is always welcome.
- No Unsolicited Social Chat deriving from
web pages please.
(Better chat in beergardens
etc; No desire to stay cross eyed in front
of a screen! I don't do IRCs/ chat rooms,
blog reading etc either.
- No Mail List
Subscription Requests (They frequently used
to consume additional time, extending on to to
sundry club oriented enquiries).
- No Ski Trip
Bookings (Use the form!) (*)
- No Free help requests from Microsoft users
- I do Not use Microsoft, I consider
Microsoft worse than worthless. I will Not
help with it.
Software , that I might help with.
I also sell Unix
- Too many clueless people use computers,
who never bother to learn, go to night
classes, or pay someone to teach you or to
solve your problem.
- People pay car driving
instructors/schools, but fail to allocate
money & time to learn to drive their
computer: they fail to take Internet
courses & or (read books & "How To"
web pages etc, insecure Microsoft PCs owned
by clueless users get virused & become
slave bots & swamp the Net with spam,
so realise you & others similar already
are a burden to the Internet, so go learn
non Microsoft Software here
- I don't have time to provide free help
to hundreds of club list members.
- To ask about your computer problems,
do Not email me, instead buy a beer &
come to beer garden
events , while we defocus, not cross
eyed at a screen.
Consider Phoning Me
Instead. It May Be More Efficient
- Phone is more
efficient than email for 1 to 1
- Phone is now cheap, free even for many with
flat rate inc me. even some long distance
international can be cheap.
- Phone calls can releases tired eyes from
screen, ... If I'm awake when you are ? ... I'm
in Europe, & start late & finish late,
where in the world are you ? Think before you
After clicking to
mail me, Before sending,
Remove the "._ERASE" bit
in my address.
Before mailing me, (or anyone
else) from Berklix web
pages, Remove the ._ERASE
part, (which is there to disrupt web crawler
robots that harvest addresses for spammers).
Example: you need to change my address
From: j h s _ERASE_ @@ b e r k l i
x . c o m
To: j h s
@ b e
r k l i x . c o m
"." in middle, not 2, &
no "_" & no spaces
Non Business Enquiries
If this is not a business enquiry,Hopefully
you will find your answer here:
I f you believe I will want to receive
your mail as much as you want to send it, go
ahead & mail me
Do Not initially or routinely mail me with
"Acknowledge/ Click Receipt"
I usually ignore Sender Requests You Click To
(except for already
known people & businesses
). They can be spammer
subterfuges I don't waste time examining URLs. If
you want me urgently, Phone me !.
Policy regarding encryption packages with closed
No source = Don't Use!. Companies have
their own commercial interests, can die & be
bought, can be leaned on by their home nation
state, plus states can spy, emit trojans, &
want to weaken cryptography/ security.
Some people may occasionally have
old code or text from me, with an old email
address, & be searching for a more modern
address. To help them & / or search engines,
below is an incomplete table of some old email
addresses, mostly dead, that I used to use.
(Yes I have Lots of other current
addresses, which I do Not list, as general public
don't don't understand why. Internet professionals
who are multiple domain administrators will
understand implicitly & can predict them,
pointless to list them. only would benefit spam
|DATE Earliest Or
|~ Tue May 25 07:05:18 1993
Dates are merely when I happen to notice
something on an archive web site, I didn't bother
keeping notes of start & end dates for usage of