11 Ways to Reduce spam

I don’t know about you but every day my in box was overloaded with unwanted email. You know the stuff I mean: grow your penis, bank detail links, lottery winnings and the list goes on. Here are some of the steps I have taken to reduce the amount of unwanted and unsolicited mail I get.

  1. Use a firewall and anti virus software
  2. Set up a Gmail account and use that email when listing you contact details online
  3. Use Gmail – of all the mail systems I have used Gmail seems to be the best for filtering unwanted crap
  4. Use Akismet to reduce blog spam – its a great anti spam tool to catch unwanted comments
  5. Don’t answer or open email from anyone you don’t know
  6. Never click on links or open attachments in emails from people you don’t know
  7. Only give your primary email address to trusted contacts
  8. Complain to the spammer’s email provider (this works for fake bloggers too)
  9. Change your email address (or at least the one you surf with) regularly
  10. Don’t forward those emails that say if you forward to ten people in ten minutes something good will happen – it won’t
  11. Go incognito – enter fake email addresses rather than real ones when filling out online forms.

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