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If you're already receiving a ton of spam then you'll need to invest in a spam blocker. There are free spam blockers you can download and also also their paid equivalents. A great spam blocker can cost you as little as $30 and you'll see an immediate reduction in amount of spam you're receiving.
Over and above installing software on your computer (especially for Mac users as your choices are limited) you could sign up for one of web based challenge response spam blockers like Mailblocks or SpamArrest. Both of these services are ideal for somebody who's on move a lot. Also because they're web based there's no software to install so they're perfect for Mac or PocketPC/Palm users.
Taking a pro-active anti spam stance is next step. If you get junk email from people then check mail headers and report any offensive email to hosting company or ISP involved. Never, ever reply to spam directly. This simply confirms to spammer that your email address is active. Also never click on any hyperlinks in any junk email - this again confirms your existence and can lead to a virus being downloaded directly onto your PC. Filter spam, report abusers, delete remaining junk email.
Spam can be stopped. Not by some corporate giant or genius programmer. It can be stopped by each of you individually. Spammers rely on widespread availability of email addresses and for people to reply to these emails or click on links within emails. The sooner people stop reacting emotionally to spam and simply filter, report and delete offensive mail itself sooner lucrative market of bulk email will dry up for spammers.
This article was provided courtesy of Spam-site.com which reviews spam blockers and other anti spam utilties.