Never respond to email spam, as this will verify to the sender that it is a “live” address. Best practice is to setup a primary and secondary email address – one for people you know and one for all other purposes.Avoid giving out your email address unless you know how it will be used.Never purchase […]
Most email programs offer filtering capabilities that allow you to block certain addresses or to allow only email from addresses on your contact list. Many ISPs also offer spam tagging services that allow the user the option to review supposed spam messages before they are deleted. Spam tagging can be useful in combination with filtering […]
Your choice of email addresses may affect the amount of spam you receive. Spammers send out millions of messages to probable name combinations at large ISPs and email services, hoping to find a valid address. Thus, a common name such as jdoe may get more spam than a more unique name like g28r03k9. Of course, […]
Having multiple email accounts can be beneficial to your cybersecurity, though it may appear like more trouble than it’s worth. A system like this lets you avoid giving out your personal email to email newsletters and marketing campaigns, which can reduce the risk of phishing and limit the volume of spam might receive.
Be a responsible and considerate email user. Many people consider email forwards a type of spam, so be selective with the messages you redistribute. Don’t forward every message to everyone in your address book, and if recipients ask that you not forward messages to them, respect their requests.
Modern automatic filters are pretty good at keeping spam out of your inbox. Nevertheless, they don’t snag everything, meaning the occasional oddball message will still slide through. You can get extra protection on your account with advanced filters configured for specific addresses and domains. Gmail, Yahoo and other major mail providers all incorporate these features.
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