|Do you despise Spam? No, not the lunch meat, but those junk e-mail
messages that clutter your mailbox every time you download messages.
The new and improved SpaminatorTM takes spam
elimination to the next level, helping to rid your e-mail of spam
before it reaches you. We at MindSpring believe your time is valuable,
so with the SpaminatorTM, MindSpring's exclusive
service, you can enjoy a more spam-free e-mail session. It's also
easy to sign up for the SpaminatorTM. Just surf
over to the Account
Management page, log in, and turn it on. It's that simple! And
best of all, it's free!
me to Spaminator!
What is Spam?
Also known as Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE), Spam
is an e-mail message sent to a large number of people without their
consent. It is usually sent to promote a product or service, sometimes
a product or service that is offensive. You can learn
more about spam at the MindSpring Help Desk.
Is SpaminatorTM service mandatory?
No! The SpaminatorTM won't start
spaminating until you tell it to. Just follow the SpaminatorTM
link on the Account
Management page or use the link at the bottom of this page.
If you find yourself missing the messages the SpaminatorTM
stops, simply return to the Account Management page and turn it
How does SpaminatorTM service
The new and improved SpaminatorTM
uses sophisticated techniques developed by MindSpring to determine
which messages are spam and which aren't. Among other things, we
filter e-mail based on the point of origin and headers. E-mail passing
through certain domains, such as Cyberpromo.com, is almost certainly
spam. MindSpring's Abuse department keeps the SpaminatorTM
up to date according to internal tests and reports of spam by customers.
Here's an up-to-date list
of the domains the SpaminatorTM is currently
Why improve the Spaminator?
Spammers are committed to finding new and more efficient
ways to send you e-mail you don't want. In turn, we at MindSpring
are committed to fighting spam to make your Internet life more enjoyable.
As you let us know about new spammers, MindSpring's Abuse department
will continue to update the SpaminatorTM to
keep them out of your way.
Will this stop all spam e-mail from reaching me?
MindSpring doesn't guarantee that all unwanted e-mail
will be removed from your e-mail box, but the SpaminatorTM
will certainly reduce the current level. Although there's no fool-proof
method of eliminating spam, MindSpring is committed to developing
new ways to combat the problem, and to maintaining a high level
of performance for our customers.
If I'm already signed up for the original Spaminator,
is the new one already working for me?
If you're already signed up for the original Spaminator,
you're already empowered with the new one. But are you certain you've
signed up? To be sure, you can easily check if you have the Spaminator
on your side through our Account
Management page. Also, if you have more than one mailbox, are
you certain that all of your mailboxes are enabled for the new and
improved Spaminator? It never hurts to check, and you'll have that
peace of mind knowing that the new and improved Spaminator is working
for you, 24x7.
How do I report e-mail for addition to the Spaminator?
To request the addition of non-MindSpring domains or
addresses to the MindSpring SpaminatorTM filter
list, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of the volume of e-mail we receive, you will not get a personal
response from this address.
When reporting spam, it is very important that
you include the complete "extended" header information
for each message. If you're not sure what we mean by "extended
headers," check out How
to Read E-mail Headers on the MindSpring Help Desk.
Sign Up Now!
Are you ready to sign up for the new and improved Spaminator?
Follow the SpaminatorTM link on the Account
Management page, or use the link below to register for the service.
The service will be activated within 24 hours. If at any time
you decide that you miss all that junk mail, just return to the
Account Management page and de-select the option.
Note: The SpaminatorTM
will not appear as a line item on your invoice since it
is a free service. How about that... a free service to free you
me to Spaminator!