Prosperity: The Choice Is Yours
September 12, 2003
More and more everyone is getting tons of spam. Ever
wonder just how in the world your address got on so
Well today we blow the whistle and tell you exactly why you're getting all these emails from places you never heard of and also why you'll never get off those lists.
We do offer you some suggestions on how you can cut
way back. We have several web address like and others for the pet business. They all forwarded into our local ISP's address. We got so many spams, we just finally deleted our ISP address and went with another company.
Be sure and read below about the song one of our readers sent in we want you to hear too.
Now....I Got Some Big News For You
We have had a ton of people that have been interested in being a part of our pet business with HealthyPetNet. However, one of the biggest drawbacks for people joining was the high start up cost they had.
Well......all that changed this past week!
Now you can become a distributor with us for the Incredibly
Low Start Up Cost of Only: $19.95!
That's not a typo, it's nineteen dollars and ninety five cents.
That's about what a case of decent beer costs, less than
the cost of 2 CD's, and far less than one fill up at the local gas station.
So for all you guys that were interested and just didn't have the large amount of cash to get started, please take another look.
Heres the web link
You'll see that page is a comparision between the top two pet businesses on the Net. We highly recommend, if you're going to be a part of an Internet pet business, you go with HealthyPetNet. You'll see why when you read the page.
While I'm on that topic, stick this in your pipe and smoke it.
Do you realize what amount of money it would take in the bank to have a monthly, residual income of say, $500......
According to bankrate.com, the average interest that banks are paying on a $50,000 Money Market Account is 2%.
That means if you had 100,000 dollars in the bank, you
would get an annual interest payment of $2,000 or a monthly residual income of $166. Also consider that is taxable income, so your net is even less.
To make a monthly residual income of $500.....you would need to have...
are you ready......
An account savings of $300,000.
How many of you have 300,000 dollars in the bank drawing interest to pay you a monthly income of $500?
Think maybe joining a network marketing company for 20 bucks and making some effort towards building a business will get you that 500 a month a whole lot faster?
I Hate Spam
By: Dave Cole
If you're like me, you are being swamped with
so many emails it's pitiful. We get tons of emails
with offers from various companies, all of which are
claiming that we have opted in to these lists.
Couple of things you need to know here.
1. Used to be that if you un-subscribed to some
of these mailings using the link they provide, your
address would then be removed as requested.
Now, I wonder.
Seems like in a majority of cases, while you may
never receive mail from that particular company
again, your mail within a month or so multiplies.
Well what happens is that certain companies take your
name off their list, but add it to a second list
of "verified" addresses. See, in some cases when
you do un-subscribe, you are really telling these
companies that your address is a "good" one.
Then that list of verified addresses gets sold or
traded to another mailing company, and whamo, the
spam emails start coming from someone else.
2. Never un-subscribe from a pornographic email, they
are notorious for trading these verified addresses.
Instead get a good spam filter or talk to your ISP
and see if they have spam filters available.
Our local ISP has such spam filters which have cut down on the number of porn emails we get considerably, and they provide this service for only an additional $1 a month.
3. Harvesting of addresses is a business. Never leave your email address on any site, or guestbook, or newsgroup. What happens is that special software runs over the Web searching for addresses, and when it finds one, it adds that address to a list.
We know of one spammer who runs 24 computers, round the clock out of his home. All have software that
gleans addresses and at the same time, the software
sends out it's message to the harvested address.
If your address is out there on a Web page or newsgroup, eventually those computers will find you.
Let's Make A Deal.....
4. Here's another big reason why you're getting so
many emails from places you never heard of. At one
time you probably did opt in to receive a newsletter or offer from one specific company.
You most likely got their offer, along with a few
others from that company, but sooner or later, the
flood of emails started coming.
You gave that company a verified address complete with your IP address, date, and time. (this happened behind the scenes as the host computer "read" your computer for the info).
So what happens next is that over time a company begins to get a large list of opt in names. Let's say we
have Company A that has a list of 1 million names.
They approach Company B which also has a different
list of names.
They make a deal. Company A "trades" their million
names to Company B, and vice versa, so both companies now have a list of 2 million, verified, opt in names.
Go figure how many times your address can be traded over a relatively short period of time. This is considered
"ethical" business practice by most email companies
and the major reason why they end up with huge lists
of 50 million or more names.
That's the biggest reason you are getting so many
spam email offers from places you never heard of.
Once they find a good address, you'll never get
off these traded lists.
The only way to stop this kind of spam email is to
delete your address and start over with a fresh one.
5. Another way companies get your email address is
that when you visit a site, that site sets a "cookie" on
your hard drive. Some of these cookies are able to then
send information back to the host computer telling that
computer what Web sites you visit, thus what your
Your name gets put on a "targeted" list. For example, if
you like pets and visit a lot of pet sites, then the cookie
tells the host computer that you are a pet owner and
your name goes on a targeted pet list.
What You Can Do
1. Never leave your email address on any Web site guestbook, or in any newsgroup, or posting from such places like YahooGroups or Topica.
When you order items online, set up a special free email
account specifically for ordering. Most reputable companies will never release your name, but a few do sell their lists to other parties.
There are plenty of free email providers out there,
do a search if you don't know where to find them.
2. If you have friends who send out emails to
multiple recipients with all the addresses showing
in the Cc field, ask them to please send using the
Bcc field instead. Using Bcc (blind carbon copy)
hides your address from other recipients.
We get a lot of messages from people we never
heard of with hundreds of addresses on the emails
all from folks using the Cc field. If anyone wanted,
it would be easy to copy every one of these addresses
and then send messages to them.
3. Change email addresses and never give it out,
except to us of course....we don't want you to
miss any of our newsletters :-). We at Choose To
Prosper hold your address in utmost confidence
and promise that your address is never sold, traded,
or made available to any second party.
4. Set your computer to not accept any cookies, or
prompt you before accepting any cookies. Delete
any cookies currently on your hard drive.
In case you're not aware of what cookies are, they
are little pieces of code that a Web site sets on
your hard drive that remembers who you are the
next time you visit that site. They can also act
as tiny transmitters sending info back to a host
computer about your online habits.
5. Don't un-subscribe to any spam mailings, if
you do, your can be re-sold as being a verified
6. Ask your local ISP about spam filters. There
are also several good companies out there that
require senders to verify messages before they
will pass them on to the recipient.
Now Is The Only Time You Have
Nothing will happen by itself.
It will all come your way once you understand
that you have to make it come your way.
Life to a large extent is what you make of it.
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility.
Choose the thoughts and actions that will lead you to success.
Nobody can do it for you. Only you can make it happen.
You're the only one that has to live your life.
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself,
the day you stop making any excuses,
that's the day you start on the road to success.
You have the power to succeed at anything.
The power to fulfill your dreams is within you.
A Letter From One of Our Readers
I know that you are very busy so I will keep this short. I am Russell Thomas a current subscriber.
I was wondering if you or one of your associates can listen in to a few sound bites of a song I wrote one week after Sept 11 as a tribute.
I would love to share it with the world but at this point I don't know where begin. I would appreciate any advice you or anyone has on this matter.
It is on my website, follow this link. Its under Calypso.
Editors Note: Russ wrote and asked if we would help
him get the message out about his song. We listened to it, it's a very good song, with great lyrics. The song is not for sale, Russ is not paying me to do this.
We just really wanted you guys to hear the message.
During one 'generation gap' quarrel with his parents, young Michael cried, "I want excitement, adventure, money, and beautiful women. I'll never find it here at home, so I'm leaving.
Don't try and stop me!"
With that, he headed toward the door. His father rose and followed close behind.
"Didn't you hear what I said? I don't want you to try and stop me."
"Who's trying to stop you?" replied his father. "If you wait a minute, I'll go with you."
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