How can I avoid spam email?
An 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.
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.
How can I stop spam email?
- When you forward an e-mail, DELETE all of the other addresses that appear in the body of the message (at the top).
- Remove any "FW :" in the subject line. You can re-name the subject and even fix spelling if you wish.
- ALWAYS hit your forward button from the actual e-mail you are reading. Ever get those e-mails that you have to open 10 pages to read the one page with the information on it? By forwarding from the actual page you wish someone to view, you stop the recipient from having to open much e-mail just to see what you sent.
- Don’t sign or forward any e-mail that is a petition. Typically, these types of e-mail state a position and ask you to add your name and address and then to forward it to 10 or 15 people or your entire address book. The email can be forwarded on and on and can collect thousands of names and email addresses. A completed petition is actually valuable to a professional spammer because of the wealth of valid names and email addresses contained therein.