Protect Your Email Address

Written by Debbie Hamstead

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In a forum situation do not allow others to email you via that site. They can simply post a response onrepparttar site and you can check it at your convenience.

Keep your email address hidden and not viewable to others when setting uprepparttar 109486 account. Spammers will try to join mailing lists forrepparttar 109487 sole intention of harvestingrepparttar 109488 addresses of other members.

If all else fails, create a junk email account. This account can be used to fulfillrepparttar 109489 requirement while keeping your real email address secret and off of any lists.

Do not respond to any spam that you receive. This includes followingrepparttar 109490 opt-out link atrepparttar 109491 bottom ofrepparttar 109492 page, sending irritated replies, or doing any business with a company that sends you spam.

They have already shown their willingness to ignore your privacy, and in most cases,repparttar 109493 law. Responding only confirms your email address as real and attached to someone who reads their mail.

You will likely continue receiving spam from that company, and additional spam from other spammers to whom they sold your address.

Understanding thatrepparttar 109494 reply only confirms your identity and keeps you on those distribution lists is a key to solving your problem.

Likewise, do not use auto-responders with your email. Auto-responders are away messages that automatically let those who are sending you email know that you are unavailable.

This is very convenient if you are going to be gone for some time. Unfortunately, this auto-response letsrepparttar 109495 spammers know that your email address is active.

Finally, do not forward chain letter emails. Forwarded chain letters can contain hundreds of email addresses before you ever get torepparttar 109496 body ofrepparttar 109497 letter.

Spammers collect these email addresses and then build distribution lists. They may also try to identifyrepparttar 109498 addresses of people with whom you communicate.

This would allow themrepparttar 109499 ability to sneak by any anti-spam software by pretending to be from someone that you know.

Debbie Hamstead is the webmaster of Offering a comprehensive Quick Start Guide to keeping SPAM out of your inbox. She also manages

What Kind of E-mail are You?

Written by Joyce C. Lock

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Really Insulting e-mails are whenrepparttar pictures are totally nude and frontal.

Uncomfortable e-mails includerepparttar 109485 opposite sex flirting.

Allrepparttar 109486 above are Satan's antics; with intent to distract, discourage, and detour us from our calling; and, if he can not do that, then to destroy our credibility, testimony, and witness.

We have all made occasional errors in forwarding e-mails. Let us learn from our mistakes, be a bit wiser, and consider, "What Kind of E-mail are You?"

2003 by Joyce C. Lock This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit purposes.

Joyce C. Lock is a published author, poet, and columnist. In addition, she founded and maintains the e-mail ministries "Heavenly Inspirations" and "Share a Smile" Joyce's writings encourage us in our relationship with God and each other.

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