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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