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Cingular Hosting - Mail Policy

Mail Policy

Cingular, Inc. has a zero tolerance policy regarding unsolicited commercial email (UCE) and unsolicited bulk email (UBE) also known as "spam".

The definition of spam:
An electronic message is "spam" IF: (1) the recipient's personal identity and context are irrelevant because the message is equally applicable to many other potential recipients; AND (2) the recipient has not verifiably granted deliberate, explicit, and still-revocable permission for it to be sent; AND (3) the transmission and reception of the message appears to the recipient to give a disproportionate benefit to the sender.

You will be cited with "UCE/UBE Abuse" if you send any email to persons who have not specifically asked to receive email from you. The sending origin of such email is irrelevant. Upon confirmation of abuse, any Cingular, Inc. customer engaging in this practice will have their service suspended. Not only does spam place a strain on the server that can negatively effect that server's uptime record and performance record, you subject that server to the possibility of being blacklisted.

If your site will be sending mailings out to subscribers, this is a checklist of what you are required to do:

The number of messages allowed to be sent per hour, per domain, is 350 messages.

You must not try to hide, forge or misrepresent the sender of the e-mail and sending site of the e-mail.

Bulk mailings must specifically state how the persons' e-mail addresses were obtained and must indicate the frequency of the mailing.

Bulk mailings should contain simple and obvious unsubscribe mechanisms. We recommend that this be in the form of a working link to a one-click unsubscribe system; however, a valid "reply to:" address may be used instead.

All subscription based e-mail must have valid, non-electronic, contact information for the sending organization in the text of each e-mail including either a phone number or physical mailing address.

All bulk e-mail must be solicited, meaning that the sender has an existing and provable relationship with the e-mail recipient and the recipient has not requested not to receive future mailings from the sender. Documentation of the relationship between the sender and the recipient must be made available to Cingular, Inc. upon request.

Prohibited Uses of Cingular, Inc. Network Systems and Services Regarding Spam

Sending Unsolicited Bulk Email ("UBE", "spam")
The sending of any form of Unsolicited Bulk Email through Cingular, Inc.'s servers is prohibited. Likewise, the sending of UBE from another service provider advertizing a web site, email address or utilizing any resource hosted on Cingular, Inc.'s servers, is prohibited. Cingular, Inc. accounts or services may not be used to solicit customers from, or collect replies to, messages sent from another Internet Service Provider where those messages violate this Policy or that of the other provider.
Running Unconfirmed Mailing Lists
Subscribing email addresses to any mailing list without the express and verifiable permission of the email address owner is prohibited. All mailing lists run by Cingular, Inc. customers must be Closed-loop ("Confirmed Opt-in"). The subscription confirmation message received from each address owner must be kept on file for the duration of the existence of the mailing list. Purchasing lists of email addresses from 3rd parties for mailing to from any Cingular, Inc.-hosted domain, or referencing any Cingular, Inc. account, is prohibited.

Operating an account on behalf of, or in connection with, or reselling any service to, persons or firms listed in the Spamhaus Register of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database at www.spamhaus.org.

We receive automatic reports from Spamhaus, AOL and SpamCop for our IP ranges. If there are more than three complaints logged against your site in one day, the site will be suspended until a resolution/explanation is made.

Company Information

Cingular, Inc.
121 South Orange Ave
Suite 1500
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (321) 473-6400
Toll Free: (855) 694-8489