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4. DON'T buy anything from a spammer. Search and find a substitute elsewhere.
5. DO read privacy policies of every site that you give personal information to. These documents are on every responsible organization's website, and pages tell you what they will do with your personal information.
8. DON'T get too crazy or upset about all of junk - you have better uses for your energy and talents! Also, calling spammer-provided toll-free numbers (in U.S. at least) can reveal your telephone number - even if you block caller id.
9. DO be prepared to spend money, time, or both in order to achieve a slimmer email in-box. There are products and services that can help, some free, but they all take time to understand and use effectively.
10. DO stay informed - technology, laws, and tricks are evolving. Locations of online resources are provided in many places, and there are a continuing stream of articles in news.
Copyright 2003 Esu Matra
For Esu's free ebook excerpt from "Block Junk Email!", a technical and fun document explaining the junk e-mail problem with characters such as "Grandpa Spam" and "Spammi", visit http://www.BlockJunkEmail.com