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    Comment supprimer les notifications spam sur Google Chrome / Numerama · Tuesday, 21 June - 09:23

Traiter les notifications d'arnaque peut être pénible, surtout si votre ordinateur en reçoit constamment. On vous explique comment bloquer et signaler ces messages de spam sur Chrome. [Lire la suite]

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    Comment en finir avec ces numéros inconnus qui vous harcèlent tous les jours / Numerama · Saturday, 29 January, 2022 - 15:45

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Si vous ne souhaitez plus être démarchés à longueur de journée, il existe plusieurs solutions. En plus de la liste d'opposition Bloctel de l'État, certaines applications peuvent vous simplifier la vie. [Lire la suite]

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    Harcèlement, vol, agression, spam : où demander de l’aide en ligne ? / Numerama · Monday, 20 December, 2021 - 16:27

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Il existe de nombreuses plateformes qui peuvent recueillir votre signalement et vous fournir de l'aide, en fonction du problème que vous avez. [Lire la suite]

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    Ask Al: How do I build up my restaurant list? / spam_resource · Thursday, 16 December, 2021 - 13:00 · 4 minutes

Ask Al: We're a restaurant that just opened. We signed up for an email service provider (ESP) platform and we're looking to buy email lists to get started. Where should we start?

Hey! Thanks for reaching out, but I wanted to warn you that email list purchasing isn't the way to go here. It's problematic for multiple reasons (poor deliverability, angry recipients, poorly targeted traffic) and just about every email service provider prohibits use of purchased lists. Run away from vendors telling you that their lists contain people who did really opt-in to hear from you -- they’re typically lying. Here is just one example of why you should avoid this.

An organically grown email list for a restaurant or entertainment venue is a valuable asset and people don't usually give away that asset to others, not even for a modest fee. Meaning if somebody is offering to sell you a list, it's either questionably opt-in, or it could even be stolen. I once got spammed by a restaurant who had an employee who stole an email list from a prior restaurant they worked for. It was scummy to see and I'm pretty sure the response wasn't positive.

Instead, consider a few different methods to grow your email list from the ground up. Here’s what I would recommend for starters.

  1. Make sure you have clear and easy email list signup options on your website. On every page. Very noticeably so. Some people actually want to be able to sign up for your emails when they find your website. Don't make it hard for them to do so!
  2. Look for Chamber of Commerce-like groups, local neighborhood discussion groups, local foodie blogs or groups, etc., that you could potentially partner with. Ask them if they’d be willing to send out an email or partner with you to help promote your business and email list. If they are able to send out emails to help advertise you, ask them if they can include and track an option to invite people to opt-in to your email list. Or at least drive that traffic to a page on your website where people can easily opt-in. With Facebook groups and discussion boards, ask the admin if it's OK to post a bit about your restaurant there. Most neighborhood groups like hearing about new restaurants.
  3. Depending on what your budget is and where you are, considered paid search. This is where you pay to place ads in Google based on certain “keywords” that people use for searches. Like “restaurants in (your town)” or terms for the type of cuisine you sell. You can often limit these geographically to help focus marketing efforts to only your area. Set a low budget in the system while you test this out, so you don't accidentally spend hundreds of dollars a day while you figure out how paid search works.
  4. Similarly, Facebook ads are another option. Not my area of expertise, but there are plenty of guides out there. Here's one of them .
  5. Work with a digital agency or marketing partner to help you develop an email marketing growth strategy. I know a number of them but I'm hesitant to just broadly list them here, knowing that who you should work with is going to vary based on your needs and budget. This is another area where a Chamber of Commerce-style local business group or association could help guide you toward a vendor partner.
  6. Search, read and learn. There's lots of expertise out there being shared already. Take it all in . Just watch out for the "too good to be true" bits where you see stuff like people offering you a billion website visitors for fifty cents. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

I've actually done all this myself before; going back a number of years, I helped my friend's jazz club build an online presence and using SEO, paid search and organic website traffic to build their email list up to over 5,000 subscribers. (And even though the club has closed, we resurrected the email list and still send out emails to it every once in a while.) Back in this early time it wasn't always easy to measure how well our email campaigns were working, untiol we found out the silly way -- when we typo'd a cover charge in an email, lots of people came through the door expecting to pay the wrong price. It's not a practice I recommend, but it sure let us know that the emails were doing well to inform customers and potential customers about upcoming shows. What you could and should do, though, is offer specials or discounts or a spiff that only email recipients are given access to. That'll help you denote success or failure.

Good luck! And remember that spam doesn't pay. Sending unwanted emails won't make you money, and it'll just make people upset with you.

Značky: #Network, #spam

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    You might already be a winner! Check your spam folder / spam_resource · Friday, 10 December, 2021 - 13:00

I can't tell if this article from Joe Queenan for the Wall Street Journal (paywall; sorry) is a joke or not.

Relevant excerpt: "Just one example [of legitimate email going to the spam folder]: In recent years, a great deal of criticism has been leveled at the Swedish Academy for its baffling awards of the Nobel Prize for Literature to writers no one has ever heard of. It turns out this is because the emails offering the Nobel keep going to the authors’ spam folders. Because the winners never reply, the prize goes to the next person on the list. But sometimes that person doesn’t get the email either. It might take 19 writers before one does."

The guy's a satirist, so maybe that's a clue. But, legit email getting caught up in spam is a real problem. One that I get asked about quite a bit. If anybody has any contacts the Nobel Committee, feel free to let them know that I'm ready and able to assist with any deliverability questions they might have.

Značky: #news, #spam, #funny, #Network, #stupid, #wsj

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    How to hide your email from data collectors; Preventing spam and tracking

    Danie van der Merwe · / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Monday, 6 December, 2021 - 19:48

Nowadays, it seems like everyone on the web wants your email. When you give your email address to a site in order to log in or just get some info, many companies will take that as a free pass to do anything from relentlessly spamming you with newsletters to selling your email address to advertisers, who will in turn track you relentlessly.

Thankfully, there are also people building tools that can make things harder for the companies trying to get your email address.

An interesting linked article below but worth also noting you want to set up with a company that will be providing this service still in a few years time. I recall over two decades back I was using the Bigfoot relay service and one day the e-mail relay service just disappeared. That left me with some major issues with changing my login passwords at other sites, as back then they e-mailed a password reset link to you... That said, any e-mail service can disappear ;-)


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    Enfin ! Vous n'aurez plus à vous réinscrire pour bloquer le démarchage publicitaire par téléphone / Numerama · Monday, 29 November, 2021 - 11:56

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Bonne nouvelle pour les particuliers qui utilisent Bloctel pour s'opposer au démarchage téléphonique non sollicité. À partir de 2022, toutes les inscriptions à la liste rouge seront automatiquement renouvelées tous les trois ans. [Lire la suite]

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    Anyone else noticed how broken iOS 3rd party caller ID and spam caller protection has become?

    Danie van der Merwe · / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 - 18:04 · 2 minutes

Let me say up front, I migrated from Android early 2021 back to an iPhone, and I was truly spoilt with how flawlessly Truecaller worked on Android. But whilst becoming extremely disappointed at how crippled Truecaller (paid version) is on iOS, and having then subscribed to Hiya to try as an alternative, and also noticing so much not working, I started to drill deeper into the app store reviews.

What I noticed is many of these 3rd party caller ID / Anti spam call managers show ratings of 4.3 to 4.6 out of 5 start reviews. Looks very good, and there are thousands of reviews over the years... but change the sorting of reviews from 'Most Helpful' to 'Most Recent', and what you now see for the whole of 2021 and back into 2020, is just 1-star reviews and complaints about them no longer working.

It's probably worth noting that this is no coincidence, as it is not the apps themselves, but more likely due to Apple clamping down on the permission these apps can actually access to manage incoming calls. It basically looks like the market has dropped out of being able to ask for subscriptions any longer on these services. It's a great pity as I've been at the mercy of telemarketers and insurance and loans salespeople again this entire year since moving back to iOS. We can criticise Android's fragmentation and sideloading, etc, but at least they offer a solid way of blocking and reporting spam calls, and it's worth paying for that service.

Regretfully, I could not test RoboKiller as it's not available in my country's store, but it similarly seems to have an explosion of 1-star reviews from end of 2019 inwards. As it is, on iOS we do have to contend with trying to ensure the app stays active in the background, but just using Truecaller as the benchmark I have used on Android and iOS, it is like night and day, as far as the workable functionality goes. These apps generally are supposed to provide a caller ID name from crowdsourced info, advise also from that crowdsourced info whether it is a known reported spammer / robocaller, and provide us with a means of reporting / blocking calls we have received.

I really wish Apple would vet the apps that provide this service to either approve them having additional permissions, or else allowing us as users to grant those permissions, so that we also have some fully functional vetting and reporting of spam and robocallers.


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