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Don’t follow links in email spam messages

Some spam relies on generators that try 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 confirming that your email address is valid. Unwanted messages that offer an “unsubscribe” option are particularly tempting, but this is often just a […]

Beware of fraudsters that capitalize on natural disasters

Disasters such as Hurricanes and Floods prompt fraudsters to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization or a good cause. Do not respond to unsolicited (spam) e-mails. Also, be skeptical of individuals representing themselves over e-mail as officials soliciting for donations. Do not click on links within an unsolicited e-mail. Be cautious of e-mails claiming […]

Don’t spam other people

Be a responsible and considerate user. Some 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.

Regularly delete emails in your spam folder

Depending on the time of year, spam messages account for between 50 and 60 percent of all email traffic. In addition to containing potentially dangerous 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 day […]

Reduce email spam using filters or spam tagging

Many 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 suspected spam messages before they are deleted. Spam tagging can be useful in conjunction with filtering […]

Never post your email address to a public forum

If you want to give someone on a message board or social network you email address, it’s best to send it to them via a private message. Alternatively, you can type out the address, substituting actual words for the “@” and “.” symbols. These techniques protect you from having your email captured by automatic scanners […]