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5. Some sites may want email addresses for registration. These are potential spam dangers. If you have to use an email address for registration, always use a temporary address. Sites like "Mailinator.com" create temporary mail addresses for a short period of time and you are done with these addresses once you are finished with registration. If you also have to receive email after you have registered, in other words, when you are filling out forms on internet, do not use mail account that you give your friends and relations. Instead, get yourself a free webmail (hotmail, yahoo, etc.) and use that always.
6. Never write your e-mail on web. Some robots are scanning web for email adresses. If you need to give your address, write it like : myaccount "AT" myprovider "Dot" com instead of 'email@example.com' .
7. When you are sending emails to multiple recipients, always use BCC. Why? If you type addresses in CC or To line, all recipient addresses appear in mail content when those emails are forwarded. If forwarded mails reach spam senders in some way, all these addresses are added to their spam lists.
8. If your webmail provides a junk/bulk mail filter service, make sure that this service is activated. However, all mail coming into this folder might not be spam. Because mass emails sent by some sites you register or mail groups that you are a member of are sent by script-based ways, they may be considered as spam and they make their way into these folders. It's good to check this folder once in a while.
9. Finally, make sure that you view Message Headers fully. How do you do this? For example in Gmail, click "More options > Show original" besides address received from and in Hotmail, click "Options > Message display settings > Message header > Full". This will allow you to see useful information about sender of spam mail you received. If you are sure that it's a spam mail, copy header information as it is and report it to spamcop.com. From same web address, you can send mail service provider information about spam mail.
Please do not forget that these are only precautions that you can take against spam individually and will not stop spam completely, but at least it will help in keeping spam away from you.
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