Spam - How to Report it

Written by Joanne King

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Report Spam Here:

It will show you how to getrepparttar details and IP addresses ofrepparttar 140487 spammers to forward to SpamCop in order to file your report against them. Please make sure before doing this, thatrepparttar 140488 email you report as spam “really” is spam and not something you joined on to receive. It's just as bad to falsely accuse someone of spam just as it is to receive spam!

Make sure before you join anyone’s mailing list that they have a privacy notice that allows you to unsubscribe at anytime you wish. And states clearly they will not rent nor share your email address with any third party.

If you find this information helpful please feel free to forward it on to your friends. They can join my mailing list simply by sending a blank Email to

Join my mailing list simply by sending a blank email to (And yes you can unsubscribe at anytime and I will not rent nor share your email address with any third party, spam annoys me just as much as it annoys you)

What SPAM Means: "Stupid People Annoying Me"

Written by Darren Miller

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Well, there are quite a few ways, but one ofrepparttar ways spammers get hold of your e-mail address is literally by guessing. For instance, say your e-mail address is part ofrepparttar 139543 domain "", and your e-mail address is "",repparttar 139544 spammers have programs that will generate thousands of combinations of names / domains i.e. "", "", "" hoping that somewhere alongrepparttar 139545 linerepparttar 139546 target e-mail address exists. It's really not difficult to do, since a computer can do this over and over again. If you receive one of these e-mails and reply to it, you have just informedrepparttar 139547 sender that they did indeed find a live address. It's all downhill from there.

Spoofing E-mail Addresses


Another interesting tactic is to send someone an e-mail and make it appear as if it came from your address. Have you ever received an e-mail from someone you don't know and don't have in you contact list asking you to stop sending them unsolicited e-mails? Many people experience this problem. Basically,repparttar 139548 spammer maderepparttar 139549 recipient ofrepparttar 139550 spam think you sent it to them. This is called e-mail spoofing and is relatively easy to do. The spammers use mail servers that allow something called "mail relay." This allows them to send e-mails from any source address (even yours) to any target address.



A few things to keep in mind when dealing with unsolicited e-mails and spam:

If you are starting to receive SPAM in alternate languages, check your e-mail client forrepparttar 139551 ability to filter / block SPAM by specifying language types.

If you only speak English, and don't expect to receive e-mail in German, then block it;

If your SPAM filter downloads data from your vendor for known SPAM sites make sure to perform and schedulerepparttar 139552 download to happen frequently;

If you receive e-mail or spam from someone you don't know, do not respond to it, just delete it;

If someone informs you that they are receiving spam from your e-mail address, inform them that it was not sent by you and most likely came from a spammer who spoofed your address. Tell them to just delete it;

Never give out your e-mail address unless you are surerepparttar 139553 site or organization will be responsible for it's privacy;

If you are going to sign up for something like a news article or other information, read their privacy statement, agreement, and disclaimer before doing so; And

Reviewrepparttar 139554 entire privacy statement to make sure there are no check boxes or radio buttons on by default. You never know what you are agreeing to.

These are just a few ofrepparttar 139555 things you can do to help prevent SPAM from becoming a huge burden. You will most likely not be able to prevent all SPAM from getting to your inbox, but you sure can decreaserepparttar 139556 number.

About The Author


Darren Miller is an Information Security Consultant with over sixteen years experience. He has written many technology & security articles, some of which have been published in nationally circulated magazines & periodicals. Darren is a staff writer for

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