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Stopping Nasty Spam from Taking over Your Inbox

Aug 15, 2008
There are so many different ways that people can get email addresses these days. All you need to do is find a site that offers email addresses and sign. But have you ever notice that even when you don't share your new address, you can end up with a half a dozen spam emails in your box a few hours later? If you want to get rid of this nasty problem, take a look at the following steps.

First, if you are so annoyed by spam that you can't take it anymore, you can purchase and internet spam filter. These are usually less than $50 and can easily stop spam before it ever reaches your inbox. One or two messages still may find their way through the filter, but it is better than the dozen you used to get ever hour.

If you have your own domain name, then ask your provider if the provide a spam filter or it's sometimes known as a Junk mail filter service. A large number of ISP's and Web Hosting Company do offer spam filters and even virus scanning. So if your one doesn't it might be worthwhile doing some research and finding one that does!

One of the big mistakes made by many people when setting up email addresses with their ISP or Web Hosting Company is to use their catch-all filter. Although this will catch anything@yourdomain.com it also gives spammers the same option and they will use it!

Another quick way to get rid of spam is to have multiple email addresses. One address can be used for you correspondence with business associated, friends, and family members. This address should only be given out to trusted individuals. The other email address can be used for anything that you want - if you want to sign up for newsletters, chat rooms, or if you order products online. If too much spam gets into this address, all you have to do it dump it and get a new one.

Remember that creativity with your email address is also a way to stop spam. The more letters and numbers that you use, the harder it is for someone to capture your address and start sending you spam.

If the spam gets too much, or it's the same thing or and over again, you can take the time to report it. This is one way that you can take a step is stopping spam for everyone, and not just yourself.
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S Johnson writes on a number of topics including web hosting, domain name registration, e-commerce, SEO and SEM, Email & Spam for Cheap Web Hosting UK Company - Falcoda Internet
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