Net@ddress - Anti-Spam Policy

This Anti-Spam Policy applies to all messages sent or received on the USA.NET services. USA.NET does not provide anonymous email services. All messages are sent with the user's Internet Protocol (IP) address in the message header, which allows us to track the source of any email message sent from our services.

USA.NET does not allow its users to be subjected to, nor does it tolerate its users sending, unsolicited bulk or unsolicited commercial email, also known as "spam". Sending spam from USA.NET's email services is in violation of this Anti-Spam Policy and USA.NET's Email Terms and Conditions.

Occasionally, individuals that do not have a USA.NET email account will send spam and set the 'From' and/or 'Reply To' field in their email software to point to a USA.NET email account, also known as "forging". The result is that it appears to the recipient that the spam is sent by a USA.NET user, when in fact, it is not. USA.NET investigates complaints resulting from spam sent and received on the USA.NET services to evaluate whether the subscriber is the true sender of the message, but has limited control over forging due to the nature of the email software.

Email sent through USA.NET's services may not:

  • Use or contain invalid or forged headers;
  • Contain false or misleading information in the subject line or otherwise contain false or misleading content;
  • Use other types of deceptive addressing;
  • Use or contain invalid or nonexistent domain names;
  • Infringe on any third party's intellectual property or proprietary rights;
  • Damage, disable, overburden or impair the USA.NET services or any other party's use of the USA.NET services;
  • Send email to recipients who have requested to be removed from a mailing list;
  • Be used to harvest, mine or collect email addresses or other information, including user or customer information, from or through the USA.NET services;
  • Interfere with any other party's use of the USA.NET services;
  • Utilize any technique to misrepresent, hide or obscure any information in identifying the IP address, point of origin or transmission path of a message;
  • Use a third party's domain name, or be relayed from or through a third party's equipment, without the express permission of the third party;
  • Otherwise violate the USA.NET Email Terms and Conditions; or
  • Violate any applicable federal, state, administrative, or any other, law or regulation.
USA.NET may, at its sole option, deploy automatic spam filters that may temporarily block or permanently terminate email messages sent to or by its users without delivering them. USA.NET reserves the right to take any and all legal and technical remedies to prevent users of the USA.NET services and others from sending spam through the USA.NET services. Any unauthorized use of the USA.NET services in connection with the transmission of spam to or by users may result in civil and/or criminal penalties against those involved, including those provided under the USA Patriot Act, CAN SPAM Act, ICANN, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or any other state, federal, or other law or regulation.

If you've received an email message that you think is spam, please immediately forward a copy of the message to Remember to leave the subject line of the message unchanged and include complete headers.

USA.NET reserves the right to change to this Anti-Spam Policy at any time and may not notify you of such changes. If USA.NET changes this Anti-Spam Policy, the changes will be posted on the Anti-Spam Policy link on our web site located at We encourage you to check the website frequently for updates.