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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: India, Mumbaikar
Tips to deal with Spam
Ok i have discussed earlier about the prevention methods to avoid spams, such as How to evaluate potential scams
and Top Tips to avoid Email SPAM
. But what if your emails are already affected with spams, or even after following these prevention methods, you still get spammed. Well, if you do get spam (and by spam i mean an e-mail from a company or person that you have never had any dealings with), then:
- Never, ever, click on a link to unsubscribe; this will let them know your e-mail address is active, and you will get more spam.
- Never reply to spam e-mail either; that will cause you to get more spam because it will mark your e-mail address as active.
- If possible, disable images in your e-mail application; some spammers use images to detect whether an e-mail account is active (they can detect when the image is being retrieved from their server for display by your e-mail application as you read the e-mail).
- The best thing you can do with spam e-mail is to just delete it. Don’t let it annoy you into replying or unsubscribing. Just be a black hole and try to be totally invisible.
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