What Can I Do to Stop Spam?

By: Christian Okoye

There are five simple stapes to stop spam, they are

1. Do what you can to avoid having your email address out on the net.

There are products called "spam spiders" that search the Internet for email addresses to send email to (although some of you must have come across that), if you have not and your interested, do a search on "span spider" you may be shocked on what you will see.


Fortunately, there is a site which is an open source project geared to fight Internet "spambots" and "spam spiders", by giving them bogus HTML web pages, which contain bogus email addresses

A) Use form emails, which can hide addresses or also

B) Use addresses like sales@company.com instead of your full address to help battle the problem

C) There are programs that in encode your email address on web pages so that while spam spiders find it difficult or impossible to read your email address


2) Use a multiple email address approach, if you want subscribe to news letters


3) Get a spam blocking software:
There are many programs out there for this. Whatever you do, get the software. It will save you time. The software is not foolproof, but they really do help. You usually have to do some manual set up to block certain types of email


4) Avoid accepting attachment from people you do not know. Because this is a common way to give room for spam and they can have viruses. Secondary, look for service that offer filtering.


5) Use email service that have "buck-email" basket (although most email service now have it). If what you use currently does not support this, think about moving to a new vender. The concept is simple. If you know someone, they can send you emails. If you don't know them, put them in the bulk email pile until you choose to allowed then into your circle-inbox

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