Anti-spam techniques

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Effective tips for protecting against spam and junk email

To prevent email spam (aka unsolicited bulk email), both end users and administrators of email systems use various anti-spam techniques. Some of these techniques have been embedded in products, services, and software to ease the burden on users and administrators. No one technique is a complete solution to the spam problem, and each has trade-offs between incorrectly rejecting legitimate email vs. not rejecting all spam, and the associated costs in time and effort.

How to protect your computer or device from spam email

The best option is to install an antivirus with antispam. For the best practice, follow these simple steps to prevent the spam from getting to your computer or device in the first place:

  • Avoid spam by not giving out your email address to unknown or unfamiliar recipients
  • Check online shopping, which opens the spam floodgates because it is hard to shop without providing a valid email address, or get discounts or free stuff in exchange. This makes you vulnerable to annoying and dangerous spam.
    Check out these online shopping tips to stay safe at all times.
  • Don’t use your personal email, but have more than one for friends, family, and others for unfamiliar sources. Create a separate email address for potential spammers.
  • Install a Spamfilter to protect your inbox from spam infiltration.
  • Ignore and delete – don’t open a message or messages from an unknown source or click any links, pictures, and anything else in it. Don’t open any attachments, and NEVER respond to such messages no matter what it promises in return. Acting on, or responding to spam confirms that your email is real so it exposes you in return.

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