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Do NOT open, respond to, or purchase from spam. Interacting with spam in any of these ways indicates to spammer that not only is your address valid, it’s also active. Do not respond with “unsubscribe” in subject line, or click on any links to remove your name out of database, as both of these are common ploys to confirm your email address. Remember, because sending email is so inexpensive, spamming can be profitable even if only a small percentage of people purchase what they’re selling. Don’t support what you’re trying to stop.
Finally, Filter your incoming email using filtering software. Even if you guard your email address religiously, you’ll likely still receive spam. Filtering software is usually inexpensive and effective, but there are some important features to consider with any filtering package:
• Make sure you can control what comes to your inbox and what gets deleted. The best programs create a spam folder for you to review before permanently deleting emails.
• The software should block images from incoming emails. Many jpegs in spam actually hide code that notifies spammer when email is viewed. Blocking images will not only keep offensive content off your screen but will also help prevent more spam in future.
• Choose software that provides you with updates - as new spamming techniques are created and proliferated, filtering software should keep up.
While eliminating spam from coming to your email address is nigh unto impossible, following these simple steps will mean you’ll have to spend less time deleting spam from your inbox, giving you more time for important things of life –- like reading this article.
Nick Smith is a client account specialist with 10x Marketing - More Visitors. More Buyers. More Revenue. Find more information about how to filter spam at ContentWatch, Inc.
Nick Smith is a client account specialist with 10x Marketing - More Visitors. More Buyers. More Revenue. Find more information about how to filter spam and eliminate temporary internet files at www.ContentWatch.com.