How Do You Stop Email Spam?

  1. PhoenixV profile image77
    PhoenixVposted 5 years ago

    How Do You Stop Email Spam?

    How Do You Stop Email Spam?

    Recently there was some changes to a popular email service where you can now only automatically delete spam once a week instead of a daily option. I get a lot of fake watches spam with no way to opt out of their emails. I also get a lot of inappropriate spam from prescription drugs, scams, fake government agencies and the list goes on. They will send fake emails claiming they are just about every bank, online site or service that is known.  Are there any ways to stop email spam?

  2. jponiato profile image80
    jponiatoposted 5 years ago

    As with many things, preventing spam is easier than trying to stop it once your email address has been compromised by spammers.  Use a disposable email address from a free provider like spamgourmet.com to sign up for *anything* on the web.  Give out your real email address only to very trusted resources, and only if they understand that sending out blanket emails to everybody they know in the 'cc' or 'to' field is a great way to get everyone added to the spammers' lists.  Use 'bcc' if you must send out emails to multiple contacts.

    That said, there are email filters and outsourced services that can be used to block or reject spam.  Which one might work for you depends a great deal on who your email provider is.  If you don't mind spending a few dollars a month, mxpolice.com has a great service that will block all spam, fishing, and malicious emails (those containing viruses or links to sites hosting malware).

 
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