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.
Spam messages can account for between 50 and 60 percent of all email traffic, depending on the time of year. In addition to containing potentially hazardous content, at that volume they can also easily eat up your entire inbox capacity. Instead of waiting the normal 30 days for automatic deletion, consider manually mass-deleting them each […]
Spam is the electronic equivalent of junk mail. The term refers to unsolicited, bulk – and often unwanted – email. Most email clients offer ways to mark an email as spam or report instances of spam. Reporting spam will also help to prevent the messages from being directly delivered to your inbox.
Many domains offer free email accounts. If you frequently submit your email address (for online shopping, signing up for services, or including it on something like a comment card), you may want to have a secondary email account to protect your primary email account from any spam that could be generated. You could also use […]
Lots of spam relies on generators that try different variations of email addresses at certain domains. If you click a link within an email message or reply to a certain address, you are just verifying that your email address is valid. Unwanted messages that offer an “unsubscribe” option are particularly tempting, but this is often […]
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