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Service Central Technology Tips
Jul 21 2011

If You Like Spam and Junk Email Don’t Read This!

 

 

Spam is one of those things that nobody wants, but probably has plenty of. If there happens to be anyone out there unfamiliar with spam, we are not talking about the lunch meat, but the unsolicited, junk e-mail that clogs our inboxes. Here are three ways to block spam and junk email. 

 1. Protect your e-mail address.

One of the best strategies for avoiding spam is to protect your work / personal e-mail address. Your best defense is for spammers to not know you exist, but this is not easy to accomplish. Many spam mailing lists are created by harvesting e-mail addresses from websites where your information may be displayed. Bulletin boards, chat rooms and news groups are just a few examples where spammers may hack data from. These sites often try to protect its visitors however it won't do much good if these members post their personal information on blogs and threads. In addition signing up with unknown sources for contests, mailing lists and similar occasions where you need to provide  and e-mail address as part of the registration process may also expose you to spammers. Using your judgment is your best defense. If you want to keep your mailbox free from spam, Keep your e-mail address private, only providing it to trusted parties.

 2. Create a Spam  e-mail account.

Protecting your e-mail address is easier said than done, and if you find that it is impossible to keep your personal e-mail address completely private, a separate account may be the answer. Known simply as throw away accounts, these accounts do not cost anything and are available from providers such as Google and Yahoo.

A throw away account is the best choice when shopping online, registering for contests and participating on community bulletin boards or in any situation where you are not sure your privacy will be protected.

 3. Outlook message rules and Block sender

The Message Rule features available in Outlook and Outlook Web Access  allow you to filter the delivery of mail based on sender's name, subject line or message content. For example a rule can be created to move a mail from a particular sender to a specific folder such as the spam folder. Simply click on the Rules icon under the Home Tab and create a new rule.  

Another option allows users to block senders simply by pressing the "Junk" button on your Outlook tool bar.

 

 


 
 

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