Meganet Hosting, has ZERO TOLERANCE for Unsolicited Broadcast Email and Unsolicited Commercial Email (commonly known as "Spam") whether originating from customers, from resellers' customers, or from customers that provide services which are used to support Spam.
Definition Meganet Hosting defines Spam as unsolicited broadcast or commercial email that is sent to addresses that do not affirmatively and verifiably request such material from that specific sender, including but not limited to advertising, surveys, information pieces, third party spamming, Web site addresses, sales, and auctions.
The Policy Meganet Hosting's customers, and customers of Meganet Hosting's resellers or any downstream customers, are prohibited from sending and shall not allow their site to be used for sending Spam. Mail senders are required to maintain records that verify, on a case by case basis, that explicit affirmative permission was obtained from recipients before mailing. Lack of such records can be considered, at Meganet Hosting's sole discretion, proof that permission was not obtained.
Meganet Hosting customers are responsible for ensuring that they, their customers, and their respective agents and contractors abide by this policy. Meganet Hosting's customers will be held responsible for all traffic sent via their connection to Meganet Hosting or sent elsewhere, using support services provided via their connection to Meganet Hosting. "Support services" includes hosting Web sites, electronic mailboxes, telephony gateways, IRC servers, sale of spamming software or other similar services. Customers are also responsible for ensuring that they do not advertise or promote themselves through Spam.
Meganet Hosting may charge customer and customer shall pay $1000.00 per valid Spam complaint of which Meganet Hosting is notified. If Meganet Hosting receives a complaint, it will be forwarded to customer for a response and complete resolution. If within twenty four (24) hours there is no response indicating complete resolution, Meganet Hosting may block traffic to and from the specified Web site or the server involved in the Spam complaint until Meganet Hosting is convinced that the problem is resolved and preventative measures have been implemented to prevent the violation from recurring. The customer is responsible for all Spam that passes through his Web site / Server / Domain Name.
Meganet Hosting also reserves the right to block traffic to and from the IP address(es) involved in hacking, and/or port scanning.
If you are Meganet Hosting's dedicated server customer and you run a mail-server, you must maintain a mailbox and read mail to postmaster@(your domain).
In addition, from time to time, Meganet Hosting blocks third party IP addresses that Meganet Hosting believes are used for the distribution of Spam or are designated as open relays. Any blocking of such IP addresses shall prevent Meganet Hosting customers from sending or receiving traffic to and from such IP addresses.
What does this mean? Meganet Hosting's resellers must educate their customers about Spam to ensure compliance with these provisions. You must promptly investigate and satisfactorily deal with any Spam complaints forwarded to you. When using a mailing list, you must confirm that the recipients on the mailing lists have requested or otherwise affirmatively accepted receipt of any materials to be sent by you.
Why this Policy? Unlike senders of traditional "junk mail" who are required to pay for envelopes, materials and postage, senders of Spam can, given the nature of the internet, impose enormous costs on the recipients of their messages at little or no cost to themselves. Costs imposed on Spam recipients include ISP bandwidth used to deliver Spam, additional .
IP network needed to handle Spam, and time and money wasted in filtering out and deleting Spam. Meganet Hosting believes that users of the Internet should not be forced to incur such expenses without their consent. As a result, Meganet Hosting believes that the elimination of Spam will result in a better and less expensive Internet experience for all Internet users and will allow Meganet Hosting to provide better and more efficient service to its customers.