Imagine: you go to your email box and see, say, 20 new messages. At first glance, it seems that it's good: you are remembered, you are in demand. But then it turns out that most of these letters are ordinary spam.So how do you get rid of spam on the Internet?

Spam meansmass information dissemination (mostly of an advertising nature) to people who did not express a desire to receive this information. Most often this term is associated with e-mail, but spam can be sent through instant messaging systems and social networks. Spam can be relatively harmless and simply annoying. But sometimes spam messages contain viruses or links to malicious sites. Therefore, the earlier you decide to get rid of spam, the better.

The term "spam" is much older than the Internet. In the 30's, they produced canned meat "Spiced Ham" ("hot ham"), abbreviated - SPAM. This trademark was scandalously known for its obsessive advertising, especially after World War II, when it became necessary to sell huge stocks of poor-quality stale goods. In honor of these canned food, which people remembered as their annoying advertising company, they later namedunauthorized advertising Internet mailings.

Spam can be different. The most commontypes of spam   - is obsessive advertising of goods and services (including prohibited by law) or anti-advertising of competitors. "Nigerian letters" and phishing - it's not just innocuous spam, but the ways of fraud on the Internet. the purpose of which is to lure the user of money or personal information. Also referred to as spam are "letters of happiness," political propaganda, DoS and DDoS attacks. mass mailing of letters containing computer viruses or malicious links, etc.

How to get rid of spam? First of all, it should besecure your e-mail address from hitting the spammers' databases. which they use when sending. First of all, try to encode it. The easiest way is to replace the @ icon with the word "dog" (as it is customarily called in runet), put a space before it and / or after it, etc. However, this can create difficulties for ordinary users who want to send you an e-mail.

You can provide your email address as an image - then the program for collecting addresses can not recognize it. This can be done with the help of any graphic editor or special online service, doing this in automatic mode.Location address graphical mode   will also help you get rid of spam.

Often spammers send letters "at random", combining the most common nicknames and known domains of postal services. Therefore, to get rid of spam in the future, even at registration, selectthe original nickname.   The longer and more unusual, the less likely that the spammer will be able to guess it and "make happy" you with another letter.

Most often your e-mail "glows" when registering on various sites and forums. Of course, you can not register with them, so it's better to createtwo mailboxes   - one for personal and business correspondence, and the second - for registration on all sorts of sites. Then you will get rid of spam even in your personal box. Always check if there is a possibility on the site to hide your email address from other users. If so, activate this option.

If you have a website, you can publish your e-mail for communication in the form of an image, as mentioned above, and also encode it using JavaScript or use a feedback form to communicate with users. So you can at least partiallyget rid of spam coming from your personal website.

If spam still came,do not need to respond to it, follow links from the letter, download attachments   (usually documents and images). First, it is dangerous - the letter may contain a virus, and secondly - any of your active actions will confirm that this email address is used, and spam will come even more. Spam mail can be easily recognized by topic.

Also get rid of spam or at least reduce its amount will helpincoming mail filtering.   In the electronic boxes on many popular mail services there is a folder "Spam" - it is there, and not all in the Inbox, all suspicious letters. Only periodically it is necessary to go into this folder - sometimes randomly filtered and the necessary letters.

If spam still accidentally got into the incoming mail, then you can click on the button"Report spam"   - then in the future all letters from this addressee and the like will be immediately sent to spam. The possibility of spam filtering has special programs - email clients that receive your mail from the server using the POP3 or IMAP protocol. The spam that did not filter out the mail service will help filter out the email client. Many firewalls and antiviruses, including free ones. also have an anti-spam function.

Of course, you can not completely get rid of spam. But thanks to our advice, you can significantly reduce its number.