System abuse is strictly prohibited. Visual Online may terminate or modify service immediately and may bill for any resulting support charges if the client engages in system abuse. Following is a list of actions which are defined to be system abuse. This list is non-exclusive. For any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actions which constitute system abuse include, but are not limited to:
- attempting to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network, or account on Visual Online systems or the Internet at large ("cracking")
- attempting, in any way, to interfere with or deny service to any user or any host on the Internet
- forging email or USENET posting header information
- sending large numbers of unsolicited mail messages (i.e. "junk mail"); this includes adding or attempting to add addresses to any mailing list without explicit positive consent of the addressee.
- forwarding or posting "chain letters" (multiple forwarding) of any type
- posting inappropriate messages to USENET newsgroups e.g., posting large numbers of unsolicited posts indiscriminately ("spamming"), or posting encoded binary files to USENET news groups not specifically named for that purpose
- attempting to cancel, supersede, or otherwise interfere with email or USENET posts other than one's own
- engaging in harassment, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages
- using a Visual Online account or network connection to collect replies to messages sent from another provider which violate these rules or those of that provider
- reselling Visual Online services to third parties who do not abide by these guidelines.