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Avoiding SPAM

By Friscojw ·
What is the best way to stop getting all the crap mail?

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by darts32 In reply to Avoiding SPAM

Change your primary email address and don't give it out except to friends and family. Use your current one for junkmail or setup a web-based address for junkmail.

Use a spam blocker for your email like "IHateSpam" it works fairly well.

One helpful hint is never use the unsubscribe in junkmail that is sent it only allows them to know it is an active address. Also never open a email that you don't know it could sent something back to them letting them know the address is valid not to mention potential virus infections.

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by Thamer In reply to Avoiding SPAM

Check this page for top 10 list of ways spammers find people made by FrontBridge, an e-mail protection vendor.

http://tinyurl.com/ccg6

So, I guess if you avoid doing what's on the list ... your chances of receiving SPAM mails will be greatly reduced.

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by pabica In reply to Avoiding SPAM

If you are talking about your private email account at an ISP... many of the ISPs today will offer a (typically free) service to block spam mail.. use it.. I get on my personal account hundreds of spam mail messages each day sent to my ISPs spam mail folder..

If you are in a corporate enviroment think about implementing a spam filter application for your users... I recently worked for a company that used Spam Assassin (http://www.spamassassin.org/index.html) for protection of our internal users... Spam Assassin uses a ranking method to determine the probability that a message is unsolicited commercial email...

In either case... never... never... respond to the message that says "click here to remove your name from this mailing list"... you will be automatically added to hundreds of other email lists...

Thanks
Bill...

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by Friscojw In reply to Avoiding SPAM

This is my home desktop. The Yahoo mail only allows you to block 100 addresses and I am guilty of responding to get my name removed

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by pabica In reply to Avoiding SPAM

Oops... sorry...

I normally use a local (bellsouth.net) ISP and they have an automatic SPAM filter where they keep track of the SPAM sources..

Even my Hotmail account has an automatic spam filter option...

But you are right, Yahoo onlyallows _you_ to block addresses or domains... and then only 100 on the free service, and 200 if you pay more per year... they apparently do not offer the spam filter option that many other providers offer...

Could you move to another service? I suspect that this may be your only option..

Sorry,
Bill...

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