Stop solicitors from infringing on our freedom with sales requests. Permission to make an offer is necessary for spam netiquette. Welcome messaging is a requirement.
- Communication we do not want can be handled with a few different techniques, however ignoring could be our best option.
- Contact needs context or else a bother to engage without reason when we did not ask for a sales pitch.
- We shall grant permission first for another person to contact us on a personal level, but paid advertising is different.
What is Spam?
Spam is an unsolicited message. Consider, we engage contact to different degrees. Then, draw the line for engagement. Given, it is difficult.
Unsolicited means without proper consent to ask for something. But, we sign up for newsletters to get something. Hence, free stuff is expected to follow. Not, always the case.
Spam Unwanted Messages Netiquette
Communication we do not want is an unwanted message. In general, we have to recognize a need before we gather information about a buying decision. Then, a few thing we can do when sales pitches bother us.
- Flag. Move to appropriate folder, report.
- Unsubscribe. Stop getting messages if optional.
- Delete. Don’t let it be a bother.
So, more than mail we do not want. For example, a spam link is common. Also, text message advertising is included. Given, spammers are good at sending engaging messages.
Then, tricks work. Thus, a solicitation is a request. So, unsolicited message is received without request. And so, uncomfortable in terms of internet etiquette.
As a result, Unapproved messages interfere with approved messages. Clutter up our inbox. It follows, may have many unforeseen consequences. Also, annoying. A waste of time.
Contact needs context for acceptance. Consequently, unsolicited messages are ask for money. Given, time is money. It takes time to read them.
Communication has to be acceptable. Then, we are free to consume safely. Advertising is imposition without consent.
So, permission is acceptance. Unclear to some. Ads must be welcome for acceptance. Often, free services requires advertising acceptance. Ask permission to gain it.
No Unwanted Contact
We shall grant permission. On the other hand, unwanted contact for certain activities. Unexpected communication should be verified before opening because of the many hoaxes and hacks.
Get approval before sending and ignore unsolicited messages because it is a costly security risk. We use multiple emails and aliases to organize and protect our data.
For example, personal interest newsletters are not appropriate for delivery to a professional email address.
No Spam Netiquette
Refrain from sending unsolicited messages or responding to them.
Irritation is just one aspect of unwanted contact. The time it takes to consume the message. Security is another.
Hackers use malware, scare ware, and viruses to steal information from computers up to and including every keystroke. Spam may include malware, scareware, and virus programs. Often it takes a download to activate them.
Last, welcome contact is taken for granted. But, we may analyze our interaction a bit more for effective communication. Then, consider what our recipient wants. Rather than, what we would like to communicate.
Give permission by accepting contact requests from people whose products may interest us. Ignoring others.