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How To Reduce Spam!
The internet has brought us so many great things but is also brought us a few bad things and one of those things is SPAM. Everyone gets spam and we all hate it. Some people are targeted ruthlessly, especially those with websites, receiving hundreds per day. Did you know that about 40% of emails that are sent are Spam? It is annoying, frustrating and sometimes a very serious problem for some people. It can be dangerous because some messages are sent with viruses and Trojans wh...
How to reduce SPAM,
The internet has brought us so many great things but is also brought us a few bad things and one of those things is SPAM. Everyone gets spam and we all hate it. Some people are targeted ruthlessly, especially those with websites, receiving hundreds per day. Did you know that about 40% of emails that are sent are Spam? It is annoying, frustrating and sometimes a very serious problem for some people. It can be dangerous because some messages are sent with viruses and Trojans which can be used to steal your personal information.
Spammers buy lists of email addresses from a list broker. If your email address appears in a newsgroup posting, on a website, in a chat room, or in an online service's membership directory, it is very possible it may find its way onto these lists. The spammer then uses special software that can send hundreds of thousands — even millions — of email messages to the addresses at the click of a mouse.
Filtering Spam wastes time and money, it is something we shouldn’t have to do. It is worth using software to combat it. There are so many different types of Anti-Spam on the market today who knows which is best. Buying the most expensive doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best.
Here are a few things you should remember to try and reduce the amount of Spam you receive:
•NEVER open Spam or Attachments in a Spam email- if you do, you run the risk of infecting your machine with viruses and Trojans.
•DO NOT click the unsubscribe link- this just confirms to them your email address is correct.
•Use different email accounts for different purposes for example, one for work one for your personal life and one for online shopping.
•DO NOT display your email address in public. That includes newsgroup postings, chat rooms, websites or in an online service's membership directory.
•Use an email filter. Check your email account to see if it provides a tool to filter out potential spam or a way to channel spam into a bulk email folder. Or buy an email filter.
Unless we all try to fight spam it will only get worse. We need to all be aware of the dangers of leaving our personal information on websites, forums or chat rooms. Using spam filters is one way to fight the spammers and I would recommend we all use one.
If you are really fed up with Spam and none of the above reduces the amount you receive you could report it to the Federal Trade Commission. If the “remove me” request is not honoured you can send a copy of unwanted or deceptive messages to email@example.com. You could complain by filling out the FTC’s online compliant form on their site: www.ftc.gov. The FTC uses the unsolicited emails stored in this database to pursue law enforcement actions against people who send deceptive spam email.
How to Reduce Spam
in Your Inbox and Enhance Your Email Security
Understand what Spam is and why it is a computer security risk. Discover simple tips and strategies to fight spam and reduce the security threat from email.
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Spam is the internet’s equivalent of junk mail. Spam is defined as an e-mail message sent to people without their consent or permission. Addresses of recipients are often harvested from Usenet postings or web pages, obtained from databases, or simply guessed by using common names and domains.
Spam is sent to promote practically any product or service ranging from “Adult” products to logo design for websites. It is also used by hackers to spread viruses or links to dangerous websites used to gather your personal information like credit card details or passwords for sites like Ebay or PayPal. To the average user these messages appear genuine. Even the link has a genuine looking domain name. This technique is known as “Phishing.”
Here are some smart strategies and tips you can employ now to start reducing Spam and boost your email security.
- Configure your anti virus software to automatically scan your incoming email for viruses. Email is still widely used to distribute malicious software. Make sure you keep your anti virus software definitions up to date.
- If you are someone that frequently signs up for “freebies” or other stuff on the internet start using a separate e-mail account just for this purpose. Accounts from providers like Yahoo!, Hotmail, and Google’s Gmail all come with generous storage as standard.
- If sites don’t accept free e-mail address from the services listed above then use a free disposable email service like Sneakemail - http://www.sneakemail.com.
- If you are posting your email to a blog or your website then submit it in a way that is only recognizable to a human. For example if your email is firstname.lastname@example.org then post it as “johndoe at hotmail.com”.
- Never open a message from an address you do not recognize – always delete it straight away. This is especially so if there is an attachment. Never reply to a message as this only confirms the email address is “live” to the spammers.
- If you get an official looking message from your bank or Ebay or another site you are not sure is genuine here is what you do. Instead of clicking on the link embedded in the mail log on to the site normally via your browser. If there are any genuine serious problems you should get a message when you log on. Alternatively contact the site’s customer service via the phone if possible.
- Consider using standalone spam filtering software. This software analyses your email for common characteristics of spam email including words like “click” or “teens.” It also compares senders’ emails against a “Friends List.” Try Mailwasher for free here - http://www.mailwasher.net.
How To Get E-mail
Spam Banned At Subconscious Level
I don’t think I have to tell you that spam sucks big time. It sucks so much that people hate spam and spammers. People are wasting countless hours deleting spam, writing complaints, tracking down spammers (today it is a completely hopeless thing because spammers are using networks of zombie PCs that are not even aware they are used to send the spam). I used to be a “warrior with a spam” some time ago, and amount of spam I was getting, was growing and growing, no matter what f...
I don’t think I have to tell you that spam sucks big time. It sucks so much that people hate spam and spammers. People are wasting countless hours deleting spam, writing complaints, tracking down spammers (today it is a completely hopeless thing because spammers are using networks of zombie PCs that are not even aware they are used to send the spam). I used to be a “warrior with a spam” some time ago, and amount of spam I was getting, was growing and growing, no matter what filters I used to filter out that junk.
Than I saw a movie “The Secret” and it all just snapped it. What you resist, persist. I am resisting spammers, I hate them, I fight them, I spend my valuable time trying to take them down, and it just doesn’t help. I am getting more and more junk mail. But that’s exactly what was explained in the movie – Law of Attraction does not care whether you want something, or you hate something. If you concentrate on it, it will increase in your life. I was manifesting more and more spam in my life, myself, just by hating it!
Well, the decision was pretty obvious – stop fighting, let go. Ignore spam. Don’t pull out hair on my legs when I get a mailbox flooded. Just delete it, and forget it. Better said then done! The very next time I got my box flooded with junk I jumped up again and in seconds was at spamcop.net filing complaints. But hey, that’s exactly what I was trying to avoid! But I can not just sit there and meditate “I am cool, I am cool, I don’t care about spam, I don’t care about spam, damn it!” – it would not work. I have those automatic reactions and I seem to be reacting that particular way no matter how hard I try not to…
Hopeless situation? Not exactly. There are ways to actually deprogram automatic subconscious reactions. Remove emotional roots from them, and render them harmless. One is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique by Gary Craig), and another is BSFF (Be Set Free Fast by Larry Nims) – you can read more about them on my site. I used both of them. First, with EFT I removed an immediate instinct to jump up and kill someone each time I received a junk mail. I think 15 minutes of EFT tapping was enough to get rid of the intensity. Then I took a piece of paper and wrote:
I hate spammers
It was the name of the whole problem that I intended to treat with BSFF. BSFF works deep with emotional roots of discomfort, and that’s exactly what I was about to do. So, I took this problem (“I hate spammers”) and broke it down to smaller aspects:
I hate when I get this penis enlargement stuff
I hate replica watches
I hate small caps
I hate when I have to waste my time to try tracking them down
I hate spending my time at spamcop.net
I hate casinos
I hate when my spam filters eat important mail
I hate spammers
I wish I could do something to them physically
I was writing it down until it finished coming out. At the end, I got a neat page full of negative stuff. Then, I simply treated each statement with a cue word from BSFF protocol and voila – my subconscious sorted it out and removed all emotional roots from the problems. When changes integrated (it took 2 days for rewiring in my brain to start to take effects) I simply stopped caring about spam. I still got it but I don’t jump up every time, I don’t go to spamcop, I don’t complain anymore. I just delete it. And go back to work. No more hatred, no more stomach ulcers, no more family dramas because of spam overload at work. I just don’t give a damn.
And now the funny part. Once I removed automatic emotional response and started to visualize my mailbox clean and neat, the amount of spam reduced dramatically, in a full accordance with Law of Attraction…