[OT] fon.nu feature set is getting famous

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Sun May 15 15:48:20 EDT 2011


Want to learn a trick that will cut spam a lot. NEVER NEVER NEVER allow a
marketing email to load any image. Images are tagged with unique
identifiers, so if you allow them to load, they basically ping back the
server with a message: "Hey Master, do you know email id 2398562965 that
went to Jim Ault? Yeah, he opened it, we can send more, he is an 'active

Bouncing will also be regarded as positive, like: "hey, there is someone
there". The most useful thing is to ignore and report as spam. When I worked
in such business, we made sure our opt out worked correctly. Once you opted
out, then you would not receive more email. We also had hardcoded limits on
how many emails you could receive per week and per month.

Other players in the field are not so honest... ignore and report to spam.
never open it, never open it, never allow it to phone home.

On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 8:08 PM, Jim Ault <jimaultwins at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Way to go, Andre.
> My feature request is a way of shortening spam to way less than 2
> characters :-)
> On May 14, 2011, at 8:53 PM, Andre Garzia wrote:
>  Hello Folks,
>> During RunRevLive.11, more precisely at 4:00 AM in the morning, I created
>> fon.nu, a minimalist url shortening service. I created that because at
>> 9:00
>> AM on the same day, I was going to give a presentation on social networks
>> and wanted the URLs on my slides to be short. So, fon.nu domain was cheap
>> and I quickly created some easy code. In the following weeks, I've been
>> using my own url shortening service more and more and added more features
>> to
>> it.
>> <snip>
>> check out the enhancement request at:
>> http://code.google.com/p/yourls/issues/detail?id=798&can=1&q=fon.nu
> Jim Ault
> Las Vegas
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