True: Spam – or unsolicited email – is a serious problem.
Not True: Recent reports show that within the next eighteen months, most people will spend at least four hours of their day dealing with email, with almost 75% of that time wasted whilst wading through spam.
True or not, Spam isn’t fun. And unfortunately there isn’t much you can do about it. There are scores of companies all over the world that are making a killing on that junk mail – raking in the dollars and cents every time someone clicks on a VIAsurGRA coupon or purchases a Hot Stock. We don’t suspect these companies will be going out of business any time soon. Sadly, it’s not illegal.
These are our tips for dealing with Spam:
- Avoid giving out your email address whenever possible. If you’re subscribing for a something or other & they request an email address, leave it blank. Reputable online sellers, like eBay or Amazon, would never sell your email address. Less reputable sellers might.
- Delete unwanted messages & don’t bother to put much thought into them. Be careful about ‘unsubscribing’ – unsolicited mail sometimes contains links in the messages offering you the option to unsubscribe. Frequently this process re-subscribes you to ten new spam lists.
- Check with your email provider. Often they can enable spam/virus filtering on their end & stop the messages before they even reach your inbox.
- Use Anti-Spam software. <>
- Use Anti-Virus software. <>
We found a neat article about the penny stock messages. Turns out they’re not a good investment. http://www.spamstocktracker.com/