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  1. 1. Responsive_Web_Designers : Part ITrue Lies About Free Satellite TV On PCThere are a lot of websites and advertisements online promising you free satellite TV, thetype that you receive directly to your PC or laptop computer. Its all lies. And its all true. Illexplain. But first well need to talk a little bit more about satellite TV.Direct Broadcast Satellite (or DBS) is satellite TV service that you pay for, like DirecTV orDish Network in the US or Sky in the UK. These networks own most of the popular andrecognizable channels, such as HBO for movies and MTV for music. Anyone who tells youthat you can get these channels for free is either lying or assuming that one or both of youare willing to break the law. Furthermore, when a website includes the logo of MTV or HBOsomewhere on their sales page when they are trying to sell you their free satellite TVsoftware, this is an example of misleading advertising.If you want free satellite TV without most of these familiar channels, you do have twooptions. First, you can set up your "receive-only" satellite TV system, also known as"TVRO." These systems predate DBS systems and use a different frequency for receivingtheir programming. They also use dishes that are bigger than DBS dishes, and sometimesyou have to be able to move them to direct them toward different satellites. After setting upyour system, you would have to find out what programming is on and when. There aresome quality resources on the Web now available for this purpose, such ashttp://LyngSat.com. TVRO systems are great for those who know what a Low Noise BlockConverter is and how get the most out of their actuator - which of course means theyre notgreat for everyone.For everyone else theres the Web. Yes, it is true that you can watch free satellite TV onyour computer screen. It is much closer to what is known as "Internet TV," but is stillreferred to as "satellite TV to PC," especially by those advertising software designed for thispurpose. More specifically, this software allows easy access to satellite TV broadcasts thatare streamed live over the Web. It goes for anywhere between $20 to $80, and promisesthousands of channels. One good thing about these set-ups is that you get a lot ofprogramming from other countries and other cultures. And we can all do with a good dose ofculture now and then.There are websites that offer some of the same content without having to buy the software.But in some situations, the software - if it is good software - can make the process mucheasier and add a bit of order to the chaos of the programming cosmos. As with any product,you should do at least a minimal amount of research to find out what you are getting. Thatmeans doing more than just reading a long sales page by the company trying to sell youtheir product.Some Direct-to-PC satellite TV offers cost more than others, and some promise more thanothers. Some have good reputations in terms of customer service and support. Othersshould be ashamed of themselves. Choose wisely.
  2. 2. Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!RESPONSIVE_WEB_DESIGNERS : End of Part IResponsive_Web_Designers : Part IITune Up Your Email Newsletter To Be Compliant With Anti-Spam FiltersIn this article well continue talking about how to create a healthy email message and give afew tips how to survive anti-spam filters. Anti-spam filters catch every incoming email beforeit is delivered into the inbox and review it. They use a scoring system to classify an email asspam or legitimate. These filters (you might have heard about SpamAssassin, SpamProbe,or SpamCombat) look for certain patterns in the message, and assign "spam points" to itbased on certain criteria: words, phrases, or even colors.Depending on what these filters find or dont find in the message, points are added to ortaken away from a scoring system. If the message score is 5.0 or higher, the filters add the*SPAM* word to the subject line of the message and the email is redirected to a bulk orjunk mailbox. The lesser the score the better.So, one of the main concerns when writing an email newsletter is to ensure that it isstructured in a way that will allow it pass this test. Ill go to the point and give you a few tipsyou may follow:1) Check what you put in the subject lineThe subject line is one area of your e-mail that is carefully examined. For example, if youtype a recipients name in the message subject like To: [recipients name], your messagewill get 2.86 points because of this. If there is a lot of white space in the subject line, theemail gets 2.64 points added to the score. The word FREE written in caps weighsadditional 1.10 points.If you put a date into the subject line, you can take off 0.48 points. And you can take one fullpoint off if your subject contains a newsletter header!2) Keep your message size from 20K to 50KThe size of the message does matter for anti-spam filters. The majority of spam emails are
  3. 3. less than 20K. So, you can actually get 0.71 taken from your score if your message in withinthe 20K to 50K range.3) Be wise with CAPSIf you use too many capital letters in your message, youll get 0.21 points added to yourscore. So, use them wisely!4) Use full hyperlinksIf you use a hyperlink in your email, make sure you put the http:// at the beginning. A spamfilter will add 1.28 points to your emails if you dont!5) Be restrained with colorsDifferent colors do matter too. Blue adds 0.21 points, red 0.33 points, and Magenta 0.44.The background color other than white adds 0.317 points to the message score. The Blackis optimum as it wont add or take any points off.6) Be a welcome guestSend your recipients an e-mail after they have opted in at you site, and have them confirmthat yes, you have permission to send the newsletters to them. This will help in the case ifyou need to prove you are not spamming, and that people want to receive the emails fromyou.Have your recipients add you to their address books or white lists and your messages wonthave to pass through anti-spam filters.7) Beware of Blacklists!Blacklists are databases of known spammers that ISPs regularly check. You may be addedto a blacklist without you knowing it if one of your recipients clicks on the this is spambutton. If you are blacklisted, contact the server provider immediately.8) Test your messageUse a spam checker to test your message before you send it out to the world. A messagecontent checker can help locate potential problems prior to distribution. It runs your receiverand sender addresses, subject line, and message content past a collection of rules. It thenreports the result and tells you whether your message is likely to be filtered. Most checkerssuggest a score of 5.0 will get your email sent to the spam scrap heap. One of our favoritefree checkers is the Lyris Content Checker. Lyris ContentChecker filters your messagethrough several hundred Spam Assassin tests to determine if it has characteristics typical ofunsolicited "spam" mail. Just fill in the blanks, including your email text or the full HTMLcoding, and submit it. Youll get an instant score on the next screen and a more detailedreport by return email. This report highlights the factors used to evaluate your message, andmay help you to make further improvements to it.
  4. 4. 9) Dont use the spammers e-mail softwareAnti-spam filtering systems are aware of some of the favorite email programs thatprofessional spammers use and they add on as many as 3 points if you send the messageswith those program. Be sure to check the ISPs hit list to see what email software are on it.Remember that the anti-spam filters are not perfect and they often happen to be overprotective. They can give the false negatives and false positives results after the messageanalysis. A false negative is when a pure spam email gets through the filter, and a falsepositive is when a legitimate email ends in the junk box flagged as spam.Around 150 companies now offer spam filtering software. The number of anti-spamtechniques is growing and anti-spam technology is getting smarter too. For example, someservers (challenge systems) send an email back to the original sender and require a replybefore they forward the email to the recipient. The idea behind this is that only a human canreply to a request for specific information. America Online recently announced a new spamfilter that can actually learn the preferences of each of their subscribers.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!RESPONSIVE_WEB_DESIGNERS : End of Part IIResponsive_Web_Designers : Part IIITune Up Your Email Newsletter To Be Compliant With Anti-Spam FiltersIn this article well continue talking about how to create a healthy email message and give afew tips how to survive anti-spam filters. Anti-spam filters catch every incoming email beforeit is delivered into the inbox and review it. They use a scoring system to classify an email asspam or legitimate. These filters (you might have heard about SpamAssassin, SpamProbe,or SpamCombat) look for certain patterns in the message, and assign "spam points" to itbased on certain criteria: words, phrases, or even colors.Depending on what these filters find or dont find in the message, points are added to ortaken away from a scoring system. If the message score is 5.0 or higher, the filters add the*SPAM* word to the subject line of the message and the email is redirected to a bulk orjunk mailbox. The lesser the score the better.So, one of the main concerns when writing an email newsletter is to ensure that it is
  5. 5. structured in a way that will allow it pass this test. Ill go to the point and give you a few tipsyou may follow:1) Check what you put in the subject lineThe subject line is one area of your e-mail that is carefully examined. For example, if youtype a recipients name in the message subject like To: [recipients name], your messagewill get 2.86 points because of this. If there is a lot of white space in the subject line, theemail gets 2.64 points added to the score. The word FREE written in caps weighsadditional 1.10 points.If you put a date into the subject line, you can take off 0.48 points. And you can take one fullpoint off if your subject contains a newsletter header!2) Keep your message size from 20K to 50KThe size of the message does matter for anti-spam filters. The majority of spam emails areless than 20K. So, you can actually get 0.71 taken from your score if your message in withinthe 20K to 50K range.3) Be wise with CAPSIf you use too many capital letters in your message, youll get 0.21 points added to yourscore. So, use them wisely!4) Use full hyperlinksIf you use a hyperlink in your email, make sure you put the http:// at the beginning. A spamfilter will add 1.28 points to your emails if you dont!5) Be restrained with colorsDifferent colors do matter too. Blue adds 0.21 points, red 0.33 points, and Magenta 0.44.The background color other than white adds 0.317 points to the message score. The Blackis optimum as it wont add or take any points off.6) Be a welcome guestSend your recipients an e-mail after they have opted in at you site, and have them confirmthat yes, you have permission to send the newsletters to them. This will help in the case ifyou need to prove you are not spamming, and that people want to receive the emails fromyou.Have your recipients add you to their address books or white lists and your messages wonthave to pass through anti-spam filters.7) Beware of Blacklists!
  6. 6. Blacklists are databases of known spammers that ISPs regularly check. You may be addedto a blacklist without you knowing it if one of your recipients clicks on the this is spambutton. If you are blacklisted, contact the server provider immediately.8) Test your messageUse a spam checker to test your message before you send it out to the world. A messagecontent checker can help locate potential problems prior to distribution. It runs your receiverand sender addresses, subject line, and message content past a collection of rules. It thenreports the result and tells you whether your message is likely to be filtered. Most checkerssuggest a score of 5.0 will get your email sent to the spam scrap heap. One of our favoritefree checkers is the Lyris Content Checker. Lyris ContentChecker filters your messagethrough several hundred Spam Assassin tests to determine if it has characteristics typical ofunsolicited "spam" mail. Just fill in the blanks, including your email text or the full HTMLcoding, and submit it. Youll get an instant score on the next screen and a more detailedreport by return email. This report highlights the factors used to evaluate your message, andmay help you to make further improvements to it.9) Dont use the spammers e-mail softwareAnti-spam filtering systems are aware of some of the favorite email programs thatprofessional spammers use and they add on as many as 3 points if you send the messageswith those program. Be sure to check the ISPs hit list to see what email software are on it.Remember that the anti-spam filters are not perfect and they often happen to be overprotective. They can give the false negatives and false positives results after the messageanalysis. A false negative is when a pure spam email gets through the filter, and a falsepositive is when a legitimate email ends in the junk box flagged as spam.Around 150 companies now offer spam filtering software. The number of anti-spamtechniques is growing and anti-spam technology is getting smarter too. For example, someservers (challenge systems) send an email back to the original sender and require a replybefore they forward the email to the recipient. The idea behind this is that only a human canreply to a request for specific information. America Online recently announced a new spamfilter that can actually learn the preferences of each of their subscribers.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!RESPONSIVE_WEB_DESIGNERS : End of Part III
  7. 7. Blacklists are databases of known spammers that ISPs regularly check. You may be addedto a blacklist without you knowing it if one of your recipients clicks on the this is spambutton. If you are blacklisted, contact the server provider immediately.8) Test your messageUse a spam checker to test your message before you send it out to the world. A messagecontent checker can help locate potential problems prior to distribution. It runs your receiverand sender addresses, subject line, and message content past a collection of rules. It thenreports the result and tells you whether your message is likely to be filtered. Most checkerssuggest a score of 5.0 will get your email sent to the spam scrap heap. One of our favoritefree checkers is the Lyris Content Checker. Lyris ContentChecker filters your messagethrough several hundred Spam Assassin tests to determine if it has characteristics typical ofunsolicited "spam" mail. Just fill in the blanks, including your email text or the full HTMLcoding, and submit it. Youll get an instant score on the next screen and a more detailedreport by return email. This report highlights the factors used to evaluate your message, andmay help you to make further improvements to it.9) Dont use the spammers e-mail softwareAnti-spam filtering systems are aware of some of the favorite email programs thatprofessional spammers use and they add on as many as 3 points if you send the messageswith those program. Be sure to check the ISPs hit list to see what email software are on it.Remember that the anti-spam filters are not perfect and they often happen to be overprotective. They can give the false negatives and false positives results after the messageanalysis. A false negative is when a pure spam email gets through the filter, and a falsepositive is when a legitimate email ends in the junk box flagged as spam.Around 150 companies now offer spam filtering software. The number of anti-spamtechniques is growing and anti-spam technology is getting smarter too. For example, someservers (challenge systems) send an email back to the original sender and require a replybefore they forward the email to the recipient. The idea behind this is that only a human canreply to a request for specific information. America Online recently announced a new spamfilter that can actually learn the preferences of each of their subscribers.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!RESPONSIVE_WEB_DESIGNERS : End of Part III

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