It's simple, don't do it. If you do, your
account will be closed and your activities will be forwarded to
the proper authorities.
Abuse of our Internet access and e-mail account services is considered
a violation of our "Acceptable Use Guidelines" and "Terms of Service."One
of the most serious abuses is using your account to send unsolicited
commercial e-mail, otherwise known as "spam." The following are
examples of spam (but not limited to) and are blatantly contrary
to our "Acceptable Use Guidelines" and "Terms of Service."
Commercial e-mail: Defined as sending
unsolicited commercial e-mails. This is prohibited. You are not
permitted to use your OffspringNet account or e-mail alias/account
to send unsolicited commercial or private e-mail. Using an e-mail
address hosted anywhere on OffspringNet's service to collect responses
from unsolicited commercial e-mail is prohibited.
Mail bombing: Defined as sending large volumes of
unsolicited e-mail to individuals from your OffspringNet account.
This is strictly prohibited.
Harassment: Defined as sending threatening or harassing
e-mail after being requested to stop, is prohibited. Extremely threatening
or harassing e-mail never is allowed.
Fraud: Defined as incorporating a false subject line,
false return address or false transmission path into any e-mail
sent using OffspringNet's service.
Newsgroup spamming: Defined as excessive cross-posting,
or posting the same article to several newsgroups. This is prohibited.
Generally accepted standards allow no more than 15 newsgroups, or
cross-postings, for a single article or substantially similar articles.
Such articles will be deleted. You are not allowed to use your OffspringNet
based mail to spam the newsgroup.
Off topic or inappropriate postings: There is no
restriction on content, except as defined by each newsgroup. Continued
posting of off-topic articles is prohibited. Please note that commercial
advertisements are off-topic in the vast majority of newsgroups.
We take a very strict line against spam. It is one of the most
annoying things encountered on the Internet. Any OffspringNet customer
found to be spamming will have his or her account deleted. If we
find that you have violated our Acceptable Usage Policy, we will
report you and the incident to the proper local, state and federal
We are not attempting to censor, nor are we attempting to curtail
the business of our customers. But as a whole, spamming hurts our
members and us more than it helps the one spammer. Do yourself and
us a favor. Don't do it!
To report a case of spamming, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your consideration.