--- The Archive
I publish an irregular journal. It is called Snippets.
This page provides the links to copies of the previous issues of this newsletter.
Prior Issues of Snippets
Snippets #64, Monday, 30.Aug.2004
Snippets #63, Sunday, 29.Aug.2004
Snippets #62, Tuesday, 10.Aug.2004
Snippets #61, Saturday, 24.Jul.2004
Snippets #60, Wednesday, 14.Jul.2004
Snippets #59, Monday, 12.Jul.2004
Snippets #58, Sunday, 11.Jul.2004
Snippets #57, Thursday, 01.Jan.2004
Snippets #56, Thursday, 25.Dec.2003
Snippets #55, Wednesday, 24.Dec.2003
Snippets #54, Monday, 17.Nov.2003
Snippets #53, Saturday, 08.Nov.2003
Snippets #52, Friday, 07.Nov.2003
Snippets #51, Tuesday, 04.Nov.2003
Snippets #50, Monday, 03.Nov.2003
Snippets #49, Sunday, 02.Nov.2003
Snippets #48, Friday, 31.Oct.2003
Snippets #47, Monday, 27.Oct.2003
Snippets #46, Sunday, 26.Oct.2003
Snippets #45, Saturday, 25.Oct.2003
Snippets #44, Friday, 24.Oct.2003
Snippets #43, Wednesday, 22.Oct.2003
Snippets #42, Sunday, 19.Oct.2003
Snippets #41, Friday, 17.Oct.2003
Snippets #40, Monday, 13.Oct.2003
Snippets #39, Sunday, 12.Oct.2003
Snippets #38, Saturday, 23.Nov.2002
Snippets #37, Tuesday, 19.Nov.2002
Snippets #36, Monday, 18.Nov.2002
Snippets #35, Wednesday, 04.Sep.2002
Snippets #34, Sunday, 01.Sep.2002
Snippets #33, Saturday, 31.Aug.2002
Snippets #32, Friday, 30.Aug.2002
Snippets #31, Wednesday, 05.Jun.2002
Snippets #30, Tuesday, 04.Jun.2002
Snippets #29, Sunday, 02.Jun.2002
Snippets #28, Tuesday, 05.Mar.2002
Snippets #27, Monday, 04.Mar.2002
Snippets #26, Sunday, 03.Mar.2002
Snippets #25, Saturday, 02.Mar.2002
Snippets #24, Friday, 01.Mar.2002
Snippets #23, Thursday, 28.Feb.2002
Snippets #22, Wednesday, 27.Feb.2002
Snippets #21, Monday, 04.Feb.2002
Snippets #20, Tuesday, 17.Jul.2001
Snippets #19, Sunday, 14.Jul.2001
Snippets #18, Friday, 18.May.2001
Snippets #17, Saturday, 21.Apr.2001
Snippets #16, Monday, 04.Sep.2000
Snippets #15, Saturday, 26.Aug.2000
Snippets #14, Sunday, 20.Aug.2000
Snippets #13, Saturday, 19.Aug.2000
Snippets #12, Wednesday, 21.Jun.2000
Snippets #11, Tuesday, 20.Jun.2000
Snippets #10, Sunday, 11.Jun.2000
Snippets #9, Saturday, 10.Jun.2000
Snippets #8, Wednesday, 07.Jun.2000
Snippets #7, Saturday, 03.Jun.2000
Snippets #6, Friday, 26.May.2000
Snippets #5, Monday, 22.May.2000
Snippets #4, Friday, 19.May.2000
Snippets #3, Tuesday, 16.May.2000
Snippets #2, Sunday, 14.May.2000
Snippets #1, Sunday, 02.Apr.2000
Snippets, My ezine
All About Snippets,
My Free Ezine:
This page tells about my free ezine (newsletter), where it came from, how to subscribe . . . the whole banana.
Subscribe to Snippets:
Like it says, go here to subscribe.
Unsubscribe from Snippets:
I'd hate to lose you, but if you need to unsubscribe, this page will take care of that.
History of Changes to Snippets:
Describes the history of Snippets, with emphasis on the technical changes I've made since starting it, including moving to
Gammadyne, adding double-opt-in and complying with CAN-SPAM.
information to anyone for any reason.
Other ezines I Offer
All About TestZine,
This page tells about my
test ezine which I created to let me test my ezine processing system.
NB: This ezine
was fully functional, but there isn't really a newsletter. TestZine let me test my system. It also let the curious subscribe, unsubscribe and get a sample issue without really really signing up for anything.
temp-dev-label for copy member: copy-link-hefs-bulletin-sw.htm
List Management Information
Best Practices of
Email, Ezine and List Management:
The organization known as MAPS (Mail Abuse Prevention System) once published a list it called "Basic Mailing List Management
Principles for Preventing Abuse". I used this list as the starting point to create my own "Best Practices" which I follow in managing my lists.
List Email Headers:
An explanation of the RFC standard headers which should be used on emails for lists and ezines. Also identifies the supplementary user-defined fields I use on my ezines, as well as RFC standard email addresses ezine publishers should implement.
I use the Gammadyne Mailer for all my ezines. This page provides more information about that use, including summary information about the data I keep, the functions I've custom programmed and how to access my TestZine if you want to try it out.
CAN-SPAM Is Stupid:
A personal rant about the U. S. federal law known as known as CAN-SPAM. While it is supposedly designed to help eliminate email spam, I think the law is stupid. The article also provides links to CAN-SPAM resources.
My Use of Gammadyne Mailer
I began using the Gammadyne Mailer
to manage and broadcast my ezines in late 2002. It is possible to use it very simply, almost out of the box. But it also features a very complete internal programming language to let you do just about anything you want. And, it keeps all the information on my PC in an Access database, where I know the information is secure and under my control.
It is screaming software. I strongly recommend
PS: You can test drive my implementation of the Gammadyne Mailer just to see how it works. I created an
ezine named TestZine to let me test my programming. You can test it too. Subscribe and receive a "sample issue". You can even try out some of the tests I perform,
like submitting a subscription request twice in a row, or subscribing when I'm already subscribed or unsubscribing when I'm not subscribed, just to see how it
handles these "special conditions". Just go to my
Disclosure: I participate in the Gammadyne affiliate program.
Click here to link without crediting my referral account.