Monday, August 6, 2012

Antispam Tips - how to prevent email spam ?

How to prevent getting spam? Here are some tips:

This tutorial is intended to give you the basic information you need to know to avoid that email
spam and spam related issues are coming in to your email.

Where do I get the spam from ?

This is the main reason why you are getting all this spam email. 95% of all
spam email you get is because you gave your email address to somebody, somehow, somewhere.
Ask yourself to whom you gave your email address.

Examples to whom you disclosed your email address:
  1. Facebook
  2. News Groups
  3. Sign-ups software downloads
  4. chat rooms
  5. business card
  6. Visit doctor/specilist
  7. your homepage
This list only contains the main sources where you disclose your email address.

Other ways they can get your email address.

  1. Fishing : For example they place a listing on Craigslist, that is to good to be true. (Most of the time it is, because you response on it, and they get your email address, and can start spamming you. 
  2. Software that looks for email addresses online.

What can you do about list:

Temporary Email Addresses. 

Temp e-mail addresses. When you register somewhere and you do not know what it is, but just want to try it. Register then first with a TEMP MAIL.
Here are a few links from them :

This are just a few of the Temporary E-mail addresses that you can find. There are more.
Sometime a website is checking if the registration is coming from a temporary e-mail address. But most of the time not. And if so, then just try another Temporary E-mail service. Maybe that one will wok.