When each of us open our inbox at any given moment we may find bills, newsletters, correspondence and dreaded spam. Each of us have tried our hand at spam filters but wouldn't you know it, some spam still slips through.
- What is spam?
Webopeidia defines spam as "electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings." More generally spam is any unsolicited email usually in the form of an advertisement.
- What is not spam?
Legitimate business email, and email sent from a company that you have done business with is not considered spam.
Stopping spam is hard work. it takes dedication.
Prevention is the best medicine so be careful who you give your email address to. If possible, use more then one email address - one for communication with friends and family and a second one for online sign-ups, business newsletters, and other unfamiliar sources. If your secondary email starts receiving a lot of spam, delete it and replace it with a new one.
- Use Filters
Use your email application's spam filters. More information on HostingCT's Spam Assassin and Sign up for MailSecure service
Getting rid of spam is a matter of reporting the activity to the service providers the spammers are using to send emails and to maintain the domain names they’re advertising. - See more at: http://www.enom.com/news/607/helpful-hints-stopping-spam-email.html#sthash.noWY62on.dpufReport Spammers
An agressive approach to eliminating spam is to report the spammers activity to the internet service provider (ISP) that they are using to send spam. To find this information, you will need to obtain and read the full email header, track down the ISP, access domain registration records, and submit the information. Click here to report spam to the FCC.
- Don't Publish Your Main Email Address on your Website
Spammers often gather email addresses that are displayed on web pages. Don't use your email address on your website's Contact Us page. Use a separate email address like firstname.lastname@example.org or better yet, email@example.com (longer names generally receive less random spam).
Getting rid of spam is a matter of reporting the activity to the service providers the spammers are using to send emails and to maintain the domain names they’re advertising. - See more at: http://www.enom.com/news/607/helpful-hints-stopping-spam-email.html#sthash.noWY62on.dpuf
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