Friday, June 30, 2006

Anti-Spam solutions,

A lot of people lately have been asking me what steps they should take to resolve their spam problems. Two client-side programs come to mind:

1) Cloudmark
2) Spamcop

These do a great job of stopping mail because people become part of a community.

Your large ISPs now offer a similiar service if they have a "report spam" button. Ultimately, people are, on average, a good read about what is spam, and what is not. Some major ISPs, such as,,, and have these features built-in.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


The news of the Texas Attorney General lawsuit has been released.

I am pleased to announce that I am now a part of the anti-spam community, having started an internet security company – Pitylak Security – that offers my clients advice on systems to protect against spam.

Over time I have come to see how I was wrong to think of spam as just a game of cat and mouse with corporate email administrators. I now understand why so much effort is put into stopping it.

The settlements with Microsoft and the Attorney General’s office have been a serious reality check: harsh, but good, and in the public’s best interest.

I’m now working earnestly to help other entrepreneurs avoid the traps that deceived me and led me to make questionable business choices.

As a recent graduate from the University of Texas with honors degrees in economics and philosophy, it's my goal to apply what I've learned and use my entrepreneurial talents to help others.

- Ryan Pitylak

Monday, June 05, 2006

Response to news coverage

Please visit to read my responses to some of the news coverage about the Microsoft settlement.

After receiving some great comments in this posting, I'm revising it to explain to my visitors that there is some valuable content in this comments section. Some people have been asking me questions about spam and how they can get around some specific problems related to their spam. Herein I'm explaining my advice on how to resolve these issues.

Please post any spam-related problems you are having and and allow me to comment on them.