How to deal with Increasing Spam
SPAM is defined to unsolicited messages, normally containing advertising, sent en masse. The most used is based on the email but can apply for instant messaging programs or cell phone. Spam is a phenomenon that is increasing day by day, and represents a high percentage of total email traffic. Moreover, as new technologies and more effective solutions to combat spam, the spammers (malicious users is dedicated to sending spam) will become ever more sophisticated and modify their techniques in order to avoid the countermeasures deployed by users. Therefore, all email users run the risk of being victims of these attempted attacks. Any public address on the Internet (which has been used in forums, newsgroups or on a website) will be more likely to be a victim of spam.
Address collectors come in different ways to our email address. Use on many websites need to register with a valid email address, such as a particular service, or download a free software in use. It is sufficient that the address is passed only once, have you end up in the database of spammers and is blessed with junk. Not always, it can be completely avoided, address in such cases to indicate his, it is advisable to get this purpose a second email account to apply for, and of filtering rules to this address to delete the mail or a separate folder to sort out in (because sometimes you even more relevant e-mail to this address is replaced). Some spam filters work effectively preventing a lot of SPAM, but none works well enough to forget these simple tips which, when used correctly, will help us get less spam. Another negative feature of the filters is that some work so significantly that end filtering mail.
Many email programs offer the possibility to filter incoming mail to user-defined rules. In Outlook, for example using the Rules Wizard (accessible from the Tools menu), in sort Pegasus Mail is distinguished here particularly by wealth of possibilities (one in Tools, filtering rules), but also with other programs you can add their email according to various criteria Outlook Express Message Rules (also in Tools menu).
For sorting out spam based on sender filtering rules are often inadequate, as the sender constantly changing. The best are still the subject lines for the creation of rules. However, one must also adjust here the rules again and again, because the subject lines of spam are getting more sophisticated: A summary of the rules too narrowly, we run the risk of rejecting too important mail, written to the rules against too far, so come on many spam mails through the filter. Are very effective filtering rules to filter the non-praying, harassing messages of a single real sender. For example, Pegasus Mail 4 is chosen for this filter rules for new mail, and click New Rule. Then choose the top entries, selected by the sender and that, under this text contains the sender of spammer.
A free alternative solution is to not use any spam filter at all. Instead, you must make sure your email address cannot be found by the spammers in the first place. There are exceptions. You should never sign up any shadow of a service. You should never use any service you intend to register your site to search engines or come back. You do not need, does not work and only the results of more spam.
Re: How to deal with Increasing Spam
How you get Spam:
Use filters spam from your email application (also called message rules in Outlook) to store these messages in a special folder, but check back regularly if there are legitimate messages accidentally interfered. A good filter is to send all messages, including HTML (keyword: Content-Type: text / html) and do not directly addresses (To: field). Some other keywords will be apparent after a while, like "Casino", "opt-in" or "unsubscribe". If you subscribe to newsletters, create some exceptions for them (also called white-listing).
Do not click on links to unsubscribe (opt-out links), in fact, any link in the spam. They will not remove you from their lists, but rather they will validate your address, which will probably be added to a mailing list for more active and confirmed that is worth more expensive on the black market. Strategy unsubscribe voluntary (opt-out), a method suggested by powerful groups of direct marketing with a clear interest, cannot walk for any practical purpose. There are over 20 million companies just in the United States, unsubscribe to all these companies could take the rest of our days each. Why unsubscribe from lists to which you did not register to get started? This is not your responsibility. Your email account is your property, not an advertising medium.
Tools to fight with spam:
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