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The purpose of this FAQ is to prepare you to "look your best" when posting to the group. None of this advice is mandatory, but will assist you in receiving the best possible response to your message. Since knowledge is power, you are encouraged to "power up" before posting by checking out the following information. This is the index to the FAQ only. The Complete FAQ is online at a variety of locations: http://www.amray.net/nanaefaq.html http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~af380/nanaefaq_mirror/nanaefaq.html http://www.ozetechnology.com/nanae/nanaefaq.htm http://www.techhouse.org/~lou/spamlore/nanaefaq.htm 1. Executive Summary http://www.amray.net/nanaefaq.html#_top Three Key Sections Please Read Before Your First Post Purpose of this FAQ Selecting the proper Net-Abuse group Section 1: Composing Your Message 2. Avoid These Mistakes http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~af380/nanaefaq_mirror/nanaefaq.html#avoid Do not use the word SPAM in all capital letters Do not confuse spamming with marketing Do not post your answer at the top of the quoted posting Do not accuse the posters of being Net Cops Do not threaten legal action Do not make references to Hitler Do not demand results Do not accuse the posters of secret society membership Do not post information about an alleged spammer Do not masquerade as an anti-spammer Do not bother saying "I hate spam as much as the next guy...." DO NOT SHOUT IN YOUR POSTINGS Do not accuse The Nanae of "Not Having A Life" Do not use the term "Double Opt In" 3. Posting Advice http://www.ozetechnology.com/nanae/nanaefaq.htm#posting The Subject: Line Be Calm, Don't Panic! Section 2: Nature of Spam 4. Block Lists http://www.techhouse.org/~lou/spamlore/nanaefaq.htm#blocklists SPEWS Getting Off The SPEWs List MAPS Getting Off The MAPS List 5. Opposition To Spam http://www.amray.net/nanaefaq.html#opposition RFC 1855 Terms and Conditions Acceptable Use Policy Court Consent Decrees Court Decisions State Law Law in the European Union Section 3: Nature of NANAE 6. Introduction http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~af380/nanaefaq_mirror/nanaefaq.html#intro Group Purpose Assistance Spam Tracking & The Munging FAQ Full Headers 7. Culture http://www.ozetechnology.com/nanae/nanaefaq.htm#culture Friendly Camaraderie Terminology Overview C&C: Coffee and Cats Popcorn Rules of Spam The Anti Defamation Leagues 8. Characters http://www.techhouse.org/~lou/spamlore/nanaefaq.htm#characters Kooks Trolls OS Warriors Flamers Others Appendices 9. Other FAQs http://www.amray.net/nanaefaq.html#otherfaqs Newsreader Software and Google Groups RFC 1855 Which Abuse Group Should I Use? Email Abuse FAQ Address Munging FAQ news.admin.net-abuse.email FAQs The Evils of Spam Spamfighting Overview Terminology Newsgroup Charter 10. Designated Mirrors http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~af380/nanaefaq_mirror/nanaefaq.html#mirrors 11. Contributors http://www.ozetechnology.com/nanae/nanaefaq.htm#contributors 12. Revision History