How to get rid of spam
Imagine: you go to your email and see there, say, 20 new messages. At first glance it seems that it was good: o remember you, you're in demand. But then it turns out that most of these letters ordinary spam. So how to get rid of spam on the Internet?
Under the spam mean mass mailing of information (mainly advertising) to people who did not Express a desire to receive this information. Most often this term is associated with email, but spam can send through instant messaging and social networks. Spam may be relatively harmless and just annoying. But sometimes spam messages contain viruses or links to malicious sites. So the sooner you decide to get rid of the spam the better.
The term “spam” is much older than the Internet. In the 30-ies were producing canned “Spiced Ham” (“prosciutto”), abbreviated – SPAM. This trademark was notorious due to its Intrusive advertising, especially after the Second world war, when it became necessary to sell huge stocks of unsold low-quality goods. In honor of these canned, remembered by the people of his annoying advertising company, later called unauthorized advertising online newsletter.
Spam is different. The most common spam – it's Intrusive advertising of goods and services (including prohibited by law) or anti-advertising of competitors. “Nigerian letter” and phishing is not just harmless spam, and methods of fraud on the Internet. the purpose of which is to steal user's money or personal information. Spam also includes “chain letters”, political propaganda, DoS and DDoS attacks. mass mailing of letters containing computer viruses or malicious links, etc.
How to get rid of spam? First and foremost, you should to protect your email address from getting in spam database. which they use when sending. First, try to encode. The easiest way to replace the icon @ the word “dog” (as it is called in Runet), put in front of him and/or after the gap, etc. However, this may create difficulties for ordinary users who want to send you an e-mail.
You can provide your email address in the form of an image – then the program to collect addresses will not be able to recognize it. This can be done with any graphic editor or special online services that do this in automatic mode. The location of the address GUI mode will also help you to get rid of spam.
Often spammers send emails “at random” by combining the most common nicknames and known domains of the postal services. Therefore, in order to get rid of spam in the future in select original nick. The longer and more unusual, the less likely that a spammer will be able to guess and to “bestow” you with another letter.
Most often your e-mail “lights up” when registering on various sites and forums. Of course, not to register for them, so it is better to create two mailbox – one for personal and business correspondence and one for registering on various sites. Then you'll have to get rid of spam at least in a personal box. Always check if the site option to hide your email address from other users. If so, activate this option.
If the spam still came no need to respond, click on links from emails, download attached files (usually documents and images). First, it is dangerous – the letter could contain viruses, and second – any active steps to confirm that the email address I use, and spam will come even more. Spam can be easily identified by topic.
Also to get rid of spam, or at least to reduce its amount will help filtering incoming correspondence. Email box for many popular email services have a “Spam” folder – it is there and not in the Inbox folder contains all suspicious emails. Only periodically it is necessary to go to this folder – sometimes accidentally filtered out and the desired letter.
If spam still happened to be in the Inbox, you can click on the button “Report spam” – then in future all emails from that recipient, and the like will go directly to spam. Filtering spam have special programs – email clients that receive from the server your mail using POP3 or IMAP. The spam that is not filtered mail service, will help to filter the mail client. Many firewalls and antiviruses, including free. also have the anti-spam function.
Of course, to completely get rid of spam is impossible. But thanks to our advice you can significantly reduce the amount.