HARDLINK believes in being a responsible provider of Internet services,
and as such, encourages its users to become better-informed about
appropriate use of the Internet. Further details about HARDLINK's
stance on systems and network abuse can be found on the Acceptable
Use Policy page.
We present here a number of resources on the WWW about responsible
use of email, USENET, and other Internet services. Note that HARDLINK
is not responsible for the content of any of these sites, and does
not necessarily condone any philosophical viewpoint or course of
action suggested within these documents.
Home page for the news.admin.net-abuse.* newsgroups, including pointers
to their charters and FAQs. The FAQs contains definitions of the
commonly-accepted terms used to describe net abuses, among other things.
The FTP archive of the FAQs for USENET users contains a great deal of
helpful information on general netiquette, particularly as it pertains
- Advertising on USENET
A FAQ on responsible advertising on USENET: how to do it, and how not
to do it.
- The Email
An excellent FAQ detailing all aspects of email abuse, including a
large list of additional information sources. It is explains how to
file complaints about abuse, filter your email, and more. The FAQ
is also available
- Fight Spam on the Internet!
Many tips on what you can do to protect yourself from spam, including
tips on how to filter your email to block unwanted advertising.
- Using check_* in sendmail 8.8
Tips on how to use sendmail 8.8 to prevent mail relays through your site.
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