Spam, in broad terms is the sending of unsolicited e-mails, usually of a commercial nature, to anyone.
Strictly speaking, it refers to the sending of e-mails in overwhelming numbers, but the rules
of the traditional Internet do not allow commercial messages by e-mail.
Now, if you own a stained glass web site, and your e-mail address is on it, you will receive spam. You will be doing your bit for the long term health of the Internet, if you report these spammers. (See further down).
Unfortunately, that is a lot easier said than done. To prevent being kicked out by their ISPs, the spammers usually forge or disguise the origins of their e-mails, making the exercise of reporting them rather tricky.
There are three levels of action open to you:
1. Check the sender is professional. In the fine print of the e-mail at the bottom you should find an UNSUBSCRIBE link. Use that and the e-mails from that source should dry up.
2. Improve the coding on your web site e-mail information to reduce or prevent spam.
3. Report the sender of the spam e-mails to SPAMCOP who will take appropriate action. You have to register with Spam Cop, but this is free and you will be surprised how quickly the spam stops.
You will need to send the actual coding of your received e-mail. Depends which mail software you use but you need to find and send the RAW SOURCE or LONG HEADERS.
Incidentally, I don't bother about one-off e-mails, particularly from people I deaL with. But repeated e-mails from someone I have not had dealings with, call the Spam Cop.
We list sites from world wide.
All traditional stained glass & fused glass URLs are invited for consideration.
For a URL to be considered for the registers of Studios they must conform to all of the following criteria:
The site is primarily stained glass
The premises location has been made known to us
Any studio MUST be manufacturing its own stained or fused glass items
Resellers of glass, hardware, patterns or products are not eligible for inclusion in the studio registers
You should note that this is primarily a UK site
All bona fide UK studios, professional and amateur are usually listed
Traditional stained and fused glass sites from abroad or overseas that subscribe, and that conform to the above requirements of manufacturing their own products, etc., will usually be listed
We reserve the right to exclude any site