Spam, in broad terms is the sending of unsolicited
e-mails to anyone, usually of a commercial nature. Strictly speaking, it refers to the sending of e-mails in overwhelming numbers, but the rules of the traditional Internet do not allow commercial messages by e-mail.
Now, if you own a stained glass web site, and your e-mail address is on it, you will receive spam. You will be doing your bit for the long term health of the Internet, if you report these spammers to their service providers.
Unfortunately, that is a lot easier said than done. To prevent being kicked out by their ISPs, the spammers usually forge or disguise the origins of their e-mails, making the exercise of reporting them rather onerous.
There are two courses of action open to you:
1. Improve the coding on your web site e-mail information to reduce or prevent spam.
2. Use good software to filter your e-mails. Such software will not only remove spam from your INBOX but will also add spammers to their blacklist. Various anti-spam software packages are available. We have been using Kaspersky anti virus software for over a year now, and are virtually spam-free.
We list sites from world wide.
All traditional stained glass URLs are invited for consideration.
For a URL to be considered for the registers of Studios they must conform to all of the following criteria:
The site is primarily stained glass
The premises location has been made known to us
Any studio MUST be manufacturing its own stained glass items
Resellers of glass, hardware and patterns are not eligible for inclusion in the studio registers
We reserve the right to exclude any site
You should note that this is primarily a UK site. All bona fide UK studios, professional and amateur are usually listed. Sites from abroad or overseas, will only be listed if we think they would be interesting for our UK artists and visitors.