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 (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-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 - 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 and foremost, you should to protect your email address from getting in spam database. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.