SPAMWhat is SPAM?
SPAM is the word used to describe unwanted e-mail. The term is most often associated with Unsolicited Commercial E-mail also commonly known as UCE, but it also applies to any other type of undesirable or unwanted e-mail, usenet postings, instant messages, promoting web sites, and other such items.
How to reduce SPAM?
- When you receive a UCE, delete it. Never click on any web links or open attachments associated with UCE.
- When you receive a UCE, do not reply. If you are given the option to remove your address, do not do so unless you are certain the organization is reputable. This is usually just a way for the organization to verfy that your address is still actively used. If you request to be removed from the list, your address may simply be resold to another UCE distributor
- Avoid giving out your primary e-mail address. Guard your main e-mail address just as you would your telephone number.
- Do not publish your e-mail address on a webpage on the open Internet
- Do not use e-mail alias based on a single name
- Use the filtering capabilities in your e-mail client to block UCE
- Report all spam to your e-mail administrator or external reporting service; such http://spamcop.net, http://www.cauce.org