Instead of your actual email address to sign up for something you’ll only ever use once, do yourself a favor and try a disposable one. It takes only minutes to sign up for an email address. This can be a good idea for websites whose services you’ll likely never use again and whose emails will […]
Unsubscribe buttons are useful for removing your email address from high-volume mailing lists, like those from political campaigns or big box stores. However, they can also be used against you by spammers. Clicking these buttons confirms your account is in active use and in some cases may redirect to you a malicious webpage. Tagging the […]
The less spam emails you receive, the safer you’ll be. You never know when you might accidentally open a link from a scammer that unleashes malware on your computer. To be safe, flag all spam emails as soon as you receive them. That will direct all future emails from that sender into your spam folder.
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, […]
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