How to Protect Your Email ID from Spammers?

Written by Lakshmi Menon

You must be one of them experiencing a lot of unwanted emails flooding into your mail box every day. It is annoying, and a "daily" problem for many.

How dorepparttar spammers find your email? They can find your email address either inrepparttar 135586 text of a web page or in a mailto link. The spammers enjoy harvestingrepparttar 135587 emails and ultimately those emails are spammed with junk mails.

I came to know about some simple methods to protect our email IDs from spammers, which I hope may be of some help to you too.

1. While leaving your email address onrepparttar 135588 web page or on a text message or on a discussion board, write like this - username @ domainname. com (Please noterepparttar 135589 space in between). Then duringrepparttar 135590 harvesting process it won't work easily.

Hacking the Spammers

Written by Bob Osgoodby

I was talking with someone I know who is a real wiz with computers. He was telling me that if someone is persistent enough, they can basically break into any computer. Our service provider was recently attacked andrepparttar hackers placed programs inrepparttar 132844 system which were disruptive.

Their priorities were to first getrepparttar 132845 server back up and running. In order to do this, they had to find and removerepparttar 132846 disruptive filesrepparttar 132847 hacker had placed onrepparttar 132848 system. Their next step was to identify how access was gained, and close that doorway. Finally they will make a concerted effort to identifyrepparttar 132849 hacker. If, and when they do identify this person, they intend to prosecute them criminally, and sue them civilly forrepparttar 132850 damages they caused.

Surprisingly many ofrepparttar 132851 Hackers are kids still in High School taking computer science classes. As an exercise, not approved by their teachers, they create viruses or hack into their friends computers just for fun, and prove that they can do it. Every once in awhile however, it backfires and they create something that doesn't workrepparttar 132852 way they intended. This can quickly spread and have world-wide implications.

Other Hackers know exactly what they are doing and have a malevolent purpose. These people are sick. Their intention is to hurt others, which they do. These people should be prosecuted torepparttar 132853 full extent ofrepparttar 132854 law.

Hacking is something that must be stopped. eCommerce is growing everyday, andrepparttar 132855 actions of these cultural misfits can cost millions in both money and lost time.

Spammers who send unsolicited ads to thousands byrepparttar 132856 hour are also a major problem. While admittedly I have a high profile email address, and probably receive more than my share of spam, this can be similarly disruptive torepparttar 132857 operation of a business. There is no reason why I should have to sort through several hundred ads to find my email. This is disruption of service andrepparttar 132858 spammers should be held liable.

Now there are two kinds of spam. Atrepparttar 132859 risk of offending someone,repparttar 132860 first is perceived spam. Some "yo-yo" either signs up for something, or requests information, and having a mental lapse, forgets they did. They then complain bitterly when they receive it.

And then there isrepparttar 132861 "mental giant" that subscribes to a newsletter or ezine under one email address, which is forwarded to their main one, and forgets they did it that way. For security purposes, they have to be usingrepparttar 132862 mail address they subscribed under to be removed, and don't. They find it easier to simply fire off an expletive filled missive to anyone they can identify.

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