One very easy way to avoid spam e-mail is avoid entering your e-mail address on the Internet. If you do so, many times the website will share your email address with other sites, and they will send you unwanted e-mail.
If you are getting spam e-mail, there are several spam filtering products that are available. These products will screen your e-mail for you, greatly reducing the amount of spam you receive.
How can I avoid being added to a spam list?
Every time you forward e-mail, there is information left over from the people who received the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses and names. As the messages get forwarded along, the list of addresses builds and builds. All it takes is for one person to get a virus, and his or her computer can send that virus to every e-mail address that has come across his computer. Or, someone can take all of those addresses and sell them or send junk mail to them in the hopes that you will go to the site.