Hot To Defeat Email Spam

Hot To Defeat Email Spam



Hot to​ defeat Email spam
How to​ defeat spam at​ the roots

Just about everyone goes trough the hassle of​ removing unnessecary spam
in their inbox every day .​
If you have a​ fresh and unused email address and
want it​ so stay clean of​ spam mails then you should consider these steps bellow.

But to​ understand why you should consider these steps we will talk
about spiders (also known as: bots,address harvester,parser,the list goes on..) first.

Never think your email address is​ safe because a​ human beeing has to​ register or​ do any
other fancy stuff to​ see your address .​
And please consider that today almost anything
is beeing spidered by google and other bigger search engines .​
That means that entering
your email address in​ private guestbooks or​ bulleting boards is​ not safe at​ all,
because it​ is​ indexed by these engines .​
Most email address harvester start their search
in the big indexes like google,dmoz or​ yahoo.

In these days you can automate about everything a​ human can do except writing semaphorically
correct letters or​ articles .​
Even if​ you display your email address
as an​ image on your bussiness website the bots will be able to​ decipher it​
and get your mailbox filled with unnesecary spam.

A good script or​ bot can even knock out these fancy captchas.

7 steps how you can avoid getting your new email address awash with spam.

1 .​
Do not enter your real email address in​ guestbooks or​ bulletin boards (even if​ they are register only).
2 .​
Do not activate images or​ even html emails in​ your email client .​
When loading images there is​ the risk that you will send your identification to​ the spammers server and he will set your email address to​ valid (and probably resell it) .​

3 .​
If you really want to​ give your email address away, you should obfuscate it​ as​ much as​ possible (still human readable though) .​
As an​ example for your.name@example.com use your[dot]name(at)example[dot]com, this will not stop all the bots but you will get less spam for sure.
4 .​
If you have your own domain you should use the catch all function and use email addresses like www.iregisterhere.com@yourdomain.com so you can always block that specific address when someone begins sending spam or​ sold your address.
5 .​
If you only want to​ read some information on a​ register only bulletin board or​ site you should use a​ disposable email address like www.mailslapping.com/ .
6 .​
Use a​ good antivirus and mal-,spy- and adware detection tool .​
They often steal your addressbook and resell the addresses, including your own.
7 .​
Do not use those fancy and 99 percent useless browser toolbars .​
They often include malware and/or spyware that can even capture data you enter in​ web forms.

You are on the safe side if​ you do not blindly trust the sites which want you to​ enter your
email address .​
If you use your email address for direct contact with a​ serious business or​ company
there is​ most likely no harm .​
Deactivate HTML rendering of​ your emails in​ the mail client of​ your choice .​


If you use a​ email address from a​ free service like GMX, Yahoo, or​ your local provider .​
There is​ most
likely an​ option which lets you filter spam on the server .​
This way you can stop spam before its in​ your
inbox .​
Its always better to​ block aggressive and explicitly allow the sender addresses you want .​
This way you
probably loose a​ mail or​ two, but it​ is​ not an​ email from someone you really need to​ receive mails.

There are also some good blacklists out there .​
If you can configure your mailserver to​ use them (or your mailclient) then
you really should .​
These blacklists grow everyday and are pretty well up to​ date .​
One of​ them is​ SpamHaus (just google for email blacklist).

It depends on your needs but the more of​ these steps you can follow the less spam you will get.




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