Monday, July 21, 2008

In the last few years the amount of spam mail has risen extraordinarily. Today the majority of mail messages that are tried to be delivered is spam. Nevertheless the amount of spam that is seen by end users is lower than some time ago because spam filters have evolved and improved their quality. Of course spam filters have disadvantages also. There is always a small risk that you lose messages that are not spam (false positives) and spam filters can be a considerable resource drag.

Tips to Avoid Spam

  • Hide your email address

  • Make it hard to guess your email address

  • Use a contact form on your web site

  • If you have to publish your email address make it hard to read for machines

  • Don't put a bunch of addresses in the Cc field

  • Use a different email address for newsletters, shopping sites etc

  • Last but not least - Never buy anything from a spammer


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