"Can The Spam!"

Written by A.T.Rendon

Many of you were very concerned atrepparttar enormous increase in junk email, estimated to have grown about 42% during 2001, andrepparttar 132802 seemingly non-stop invasion of X-rated email.

Analysts predict thatrepparttar 132803 volume of email onrepparttar 132804 Internet, most of it junk, will grow another 50 percent in 2002.

That is a lot of email!

With estimates thatrepparttar 132805 number of Internet users is nearingrepparttar 132806 1 billion mark,repparttar 132807 amount of email floating aroundrepparttar 132808 Internet is only going to get worse.

Many of you have asked if there is any sure-fire cure for all this junk email that we receive right now and any more that may appear this year.

The short answer - Yes.

Make good use of your delete button! :-)

The long answer is - No.

No, there is no 100 percent cure forrepparttar 132809 spam that plagues us all, X-rated or not. But there are several ways to try and alleviate this problem.

Most email programs, including Microsoft's Outlook Express, have custom filtering features that are built intorepparttar 132810 program but which are, more often than not, very much unused.

The big problem in using ANY email filter system is that they may cause blocking of legitimate email.

Basically, you can set up filters to remove email that comes from a specific email address or set it up to block email which contains certain key words in eitherrepparttar 132811 Subject section or inrepparttar 132812 Body ofrepparttar 132813 message.

Netscape Communicator 4.0 or later also have filtering ability but Netscape Navigator does not have filtering ability. And Eudora 3.0 and above can also filter your email.

Shortcuts To Control Terroristic Email!

Written by A. T. Rendon

Everyone agrees that SPAM is a growing problem onrepparttar Internet. And with estimates that we will soon have over 1 billion people worldwide surfingrepparttar 132800 net, this problem will only continue to grow worse.

The worst part of this situation is that spammers are very clever people and they are using all of their knowledge to get their message onto our desktops whether we want it or not.

For example, this week hidden among all of my usual get-rich quick schemes and penis enlargement information was an email from a porn site that literally took control of my desktop.

As soon asrepparttar 132801 email message was highlighted in my Outlook Express window, it launched a web page that took uprepparttar 132802 entire screen of my computer.

There it was on my 21" monitor, forrepparttar 132803 whole world to see it if they were looking over my shoulder, a lusty, busty women crouched on her knees with her arms pressing together her breasts to overly exaggeraterepparttar 132804 obvious and her legs spread so far apart you could see her most intimate body parts in all of their powder pink glory.

I am a man with a healthy love for women but I do not appreciate having this sort of thing forced on me because someone wants me to give them my money in exchange for pornographic pictures.

As far as I am concerned, these are "Terroristic Tactics".

My computer and I were held hostage byrepparttar 132805 use of HTML source code that includes script language that launches a window to view their web page.

Worse still,repparttar 132806 window is one that takes uprepparttar 132807 entire computer screen and does not haverepparttar 132808 usual buttons onrepparttar 132809 upper right hand corner to minimize or closerepparttar 132810 window.

And, it might even includerepparttar 132811 command to keep popping open even more windows on your desktop at set intervals that can literally freeze up your computer!

What can you do to fight back?

Whether this problem occurs via reading your email or if you are trapped into it while visiting a web site, there are a few things you can do short of rippingrepparttar 132812 power cord out ofrepparttar 132813 wall.

First of all,repparttar 132814 Federal Trade Commission, FTC, http://www.ftc.gov/, takes a very dim view of anyone that tries to force you to view any material you do not wish to view, be it advertising or pornography.

In a recent action byrepparttar 132815 Federal Trade Commission, they

"asked a U.S. District Court Judge to halt a Internet scam that clones everyday Web sites and usesrepparttar 132816 copycat sites to barrage unsuspecting consumers with pornography. According torepparttar 132817 agency,repparttar 132818 scammers copy existing Web sites and insert coded instructions inrepparttar 132819 copycat sites which automatically redirects unwitting consumers to adult sites operated byrepparttar 132820 defendants. Thenrepparttar 132821 scammers disablerepparttar 132822 browser's "back" and "exit" commands so that Internet surfers trying desperately to escaperepparttar 132823 pornographic images face screen after screen of similar material and advertisements for other adult sites."

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