Spam In Your E-mail
Why do you I receive so many junk messenges in my e-mail
and how can I stop them?
Junk mail (sometimes called "spam") has become
a serious problem for internet users. Although it is
nearly impossible to prevent junk mail, here are some
important tips to help cut down on it.
- 1) DON'T click on
anything in the e-mail that says "Click here
to be removed from our list." This is often
the sender's trick to see if your e-mail address
exists. If you reply, the sender KNOWS your
account is active and will sell your address to
more and more people. Unless the email is from
someone you know that you've signed up with (i.e.
Amazon.com, Ebay.com, etc) then delete the
message and don't reply.
- 2) If a friend
sends you a chain letter and your e-mail address
is listed with other addresses you don't
recognize, reply back to your friend and politely
tell him/her to NOT do that again. You have no
idea who those other people are on the address
list and they may start adding you to their
address lists too. In the future, your friend
should put addresses in the BCC box in email,
which keeps everyone's address hidden, or
- 3) Ignore messages
that say you've been selected to win a prize or
claim to be offering you something you can't buy
anywhere else. Common sense works best for these
messages. If it sounds too good to be true, it
- 4) Be careful
about posting your e-mail address on message
forums, websites, and mailing lists. Some people
send out "spiders" to browse the
internet and store every email address that is
found, then send junk mail to each one.
remember to be careful about who you give your e-mail
address to. You wouldn't give out your home address to
everyone in the world, would you? Keep that in mind when
you post your email address on the web because it's the
same rule. And don't feel like it's your fault when you
receive junk mail. Just like unsolicited phone calls, we
all receive emails we didn't ask for.