Frankly Deals Logo

Steps to Reducing SPAM in Your Inbox

0 like 0 dislike
212 views
by HarmlessRose
Spam first made its mark in the world in 1978 when Gary Thuerk, Marketing Director of Digital Equipment Technology sent an email solicitation to 400 employees at Arpnet. The email created a few sales, but it also created fierce backlash. Today, more than 180 billion spam messages are sent out each day to over 1 billion Internet users. This staggering statistic makes it clear why spam is such a major problem for Internet users.  Many companies are working hard to solve the spam problem, but the first step to stopping spam starts with the consumer.

By following the steps below, Internet users can reduce the number of spam email messages they receive in their inbox.

Before an Invasion of Spam

Software:
Choose email providers that offer built-in spam protection services. Look for service providers that promote a high success rate of blocking spam email.

Spam Filters:
Spam is a cat and mouse game. Spammers are constantly looking for ways to bypass filters. Regularly check your spam filter software if you’re using non-web based email to make sure it is up to date.  If you’re using web-based email,m make sure your webmail provider is working hard to protect you from spam.

Improve Security:
A firewall may be one of the most important applications on a computer. It acts as a barrier between hackers and the computer, and prevents access to unauthorized information.

Limit Email Dispersal:
When performing online transactions, thoroughly scan the page for any checked and unchecked boxes. Some companies will word these boxes in a way to increase the likelihood of a consumer opting-in to their email campaigns.

Shop From Known Vendors:
Shopping from known vendors can greatly reduce the threat of spam email. Many companies are guilty of selling email addresses to third parties, which are then used for spam. The company’s privacy policy is supposed to list their intended uses of your personal information, such as whether they will sell your email address to third parties.  Consumers can check the Better Business Bureau’s and the FTC’s (Federal Trade Commission) websites for lists of reputable companies and for lists of violators.

Once Spam Becomes a Problem

Internet users should avoid opening spam. It should be immediately deleted. Pay close attention to the senders email address as most spammers use deceptive subject lines intended to promote opening. If opened, avoid attachments, which may contain viruses, and do not purchase goods or donate to charities solicited in the message. Many spam email messages will have unsubscribe links at the bottom of the message, as dictated by the CAN-SPAM Act.

If consumers find themselves with an inbox full of spam, they can also report the spam emails to their Internet Service Provider.

There are numerous companies and organizations designed to regulate the Internet and protect users. But, it is important that Internet users are informed of the threats of spam. By following the stated suggestions and by not falling victim to the ploys of spammers, users can help put spammers out of business, and keep their inbox free of junk email.

Please log in or register to reply to this post.

Related posts

0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 123 views
10 Steps to Save on your Summer Energy Bill

Saving money on our summer energy bill is not only great for the family budget, but is also beneficial to the community. It takes only a few simple steps to cut your energy bill by as much as 20%-50%. Saving energy doesn't have to be as painful as sunburn, nor does it have to cost much ... This amounts to between $525 and $1,050 during the average 15-year life of the unit. Remind your family of the steps, and implement them into your life.

by Tomatoad
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 70 views
5 Easy Steps to Determine Your Financial Status So You Can Break Free of Your Job Sooner

It doesn't have to be unpleasant or messy, but it does have to be done. You may be well on your way to building a full-time home-based business or may just be tossing the idea around right now, but having a clear understanding of your current and future financial commitments will play a ... success at home-based business, make sure you have a financial advisor and accountant as part of your success team. 2006 © Laurie Hayes - The HBB Source

by GiftedWrecker
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 62 views
4 Steps To Making Your Home Business A True Automated System

You hear it al the time if you have been involved or are involved in the home business or internet business industry: You need a system to succeed. I like to take this a step further. You not only need a system , but in order to get the most out of your home business opportunity, ... to have a system. You need to have an automated system that you can plug each prospect into that will run itself while you focus on building your business.

by AmazingKitty
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 86 views
4 Steps to Lower Your Shopping Cart Abandonment Rate

The shoppers are on your site, they are interested in the product, but the design of your shopping cart is causing you to lose many if not most of your customers. Sound familiar? It should. Recent research indicates that the average e-commerce site is losing near 75 percent of its shoppers during ... it is important to let customers know what they are really paying as early as possible so as to give a few moments to acclimate to the increase.

by BouncyOracle
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 61 views
Breathing Exercises Should Be One of Your Tools in Completely Controlling Your Asthma Condition

Until recently, western medical research has been inconclusive in determining whether or not there is real benefit for an asthmatic to conduct breathing exercises as part of an overall asthma management program. These exercises have certainly been popular in many alternative type programs but have not yet been ... asthma symptoms. But using all the tools available to you can and there is no reason you can't enjoy a symptom free lifestyle.

by Conjursa
Connect with us:
Browse Deals
eBooks Websites

More categories coming soon..

...