Home » Society and Culture

How to Avoid Spam on MySpace

Oct 12, 2007
There are thousands upon thousands of people who are on MySpace, each day even more are signing up but what are they all looking for? Most people can agree that they are there looking to help make friends and some are even looking to help promote their business. You may wonder what exactly is the purpose of businesses being on MySpace. Stop and think, have you browsed through the music and movies sections lately?

There are literally thousands of starving movie producers and musicians who are trying to further their careers by hoping to build a good following on MySpace. These people often post samples of their work and even entire pieces of their work for people to listen, watch and sample. The great news is that these samples are free to watch and listen to. The bad news is that many of the people who are promoting their businesses on MySpace are now turning it into a huge website full of SPAM.

Therefore, if you are only looking for friends and keeping in touch with others, without ending up with tons of SPAM on your page there are some things you can do to keep your page safe. You do not have to follow all of these options, they are only suggestions and you can use any of these options either separately or combined together to ensure that your page is SPAM free.

First thing you can really do is set your profile to private. This keeps just random people from being able to view it. If you figure, why bother because they can just ask to be a friend, then start carefully checking the profile of anyone who is asking to be your friend. Most people who SPAM tend to have some hateful messages in the comments section of their page from people who are upset about receiving SPAM. Read over that a little bit and see if you see these complaints. If you spot any of the complaints then it is a good idea to deny the request.

Second, set it to only allow people who know your last name or e-mail address to request friendship. This helps really reduce the amount of SPAM because bots and spammers are not going to have this information. By requiring this, you save yourself a lot of hassle and still can keep in close contact with your friends and family.

Third, in your profile security options you can tick a box that allows you to refuse friend requests from bands, and other types of businesses. This is great if you have no interest in being friends with the bands that are trying to increase their friends list in the hopes of promoting themselves.

Fourth, set all of your comments to need approval before they are posted. This is the single best way to avoid SPAM because you are the only one who sees it before it goes to your profile. Delete anything that is questionable or flat out SPAM and you are sure to keep your page SPAM free for a very long time.
About the Author
Visit Pimp Myspace Layoutz
Pimp Myspace Layouts
Myspace Cursors
Myspace Graphics
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 127
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources