7 Essential Tips to Avoid Spam
Date Added: Apr 09, 2011
|Email spamming is a global problem today which has been affecting millions of users worldwide and continues to affect more and more as the days pass by. Spammers have evolved over years to send unsolicited emails to a lot of users bypassing spam filters and any other Anti-spam software . Unfortunately, there is no straight method to get rid of this problem unless and until you get rid of your email address.
Today spammers take advantage of a technique known as 'Directory Harvesting' where the spammer sends email to each potential combination of letters with the @domainname.com prefixed to it. However, following just a few simple steps can help you from getting spam in your email Inbox:
1. Never provide your primary email address to any external source. If you are willing to take a subscription from a third party source always use disposable email address. Disposable email address feature is provided by most email services like Yahoo and Gmail to cope up with the spamming issue.
2. Keep a tab on your friends who send out mass emails, as the same email is being circulated multiple times there is a huge chance that your email address is exposed to multiple parties to be harvested for later use. If you know such persons give them your alternate or disposable email address.
3. If you place your email address to some other site make it more invisible by writing just the first or last few characters and leaving the rest as dots.
4. Always send emails to large number of people by putting their addresses in the Bcc field.
5. Never open any suspicious emails with an attractive or curious subject line.
6. Never unsubscribe from a spamming site as you will be exposed to even more spamming by taking this step.
7. Always use updated Anti-virus software and scan your PC on a regular basis.
Apart from these steps you can also set spam filters in your email account and always block an entire domain instead of addresses as it will effectively stop receiving spam emails from any addresses of that domain.
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