Spam are inboxes, message boards,
newsgroups, user remarks, etc with the same message(s). The message is usually
marketing advertising for quasi-legal products and services. Spam is lucrative
because it costs the small spammer money to send. The brunt of the cost is
borne by the receivers or carriers instead of the sender.
Email spam that is targeted at
specific users can be more than just an inconvenience. Spammers can spread
viruses through email messages sent to your inbox.
Spam was once simply just a nuisance
but now has become a serious problem for individuals and businesses alike. It
is estimated that a greater percentage of e-mails circulating on the internet
is spam. Besides clogging networks and facilitating the spread of viruses or
fraudulent schemes, spam is a major factor in undermining trust in the
Internet, thus slowing the growth of the digital economy.
There was a time when we received
so much junk through the land mail that it made you wonder how long we would
have trees left on the planet. Something had to be done about it and thankfully
the preference services came to the rescue. Not only can we reduce the amount
of junk through the letter box but we can now stop most of those annoying
telephone sales calls.
Junk email and spam are a huge problem
for many people. At times, it’s so overwhelming that email becomes inefficient
compared to other communication options. Scraping your entire email account is
an option especially when you get spam messages for every 1 real one which
makes it a real burden to even use your email service. But there are some
options to dealing with spam.
How to stop SPAM in your email:
To start, you should
realistically stop using just one email account for everything. You never know
who is going to pass around your email address to everyone else when you use it
to register for a forum or sign up for more information somewhere. Start
creating more than one email account to keep different things separate.
You should also keep one separate
for personal use that is never used to sign up for anything online. This makes
it less likely that someone will find and use your email for sending you things
that you do not wish to have. Set up a series of other email accounts for
signing up on websites, offers, newsletters, and other things.
One big mistake that many make is
that they validate their email address to a spammer. They get an email that
they don’t want and look for the unsubscribe button. Many times this alerts the
spammer that you are a real person with a real account. At this point you will
start to get more email. It’s much better to filter out the email without
revealing you opened and read it than it is to interact with the links in the
email. There are ways the spammer knows you clicked on links in the email so
it’s important that you never do that to prevent getting even more spam.
Using these techniques should
help you cut down on the junk mail and spam that you are getting on a daily
basis. By eliminating unwanted spam, you can sort through your e-mail a lot
faster and help keep your email box much cleaner.