| I originally wrote this compilation of tips for my customers at GreenTree I hope you find some of them helpful. |
Unsolicited messages, commonly called “spam,” comprise approximately 50 percent of all e-mail carried on the Internet, according to industry estimates. Respectable businesses will remove your e-mail address from their mailing list if you ask. However, many spammers want to push their offers into as many e-mail boxes as possible and will take any response-even if it’s “REMOVE ME FROM YOUR LIST!”-as encouragement to keep sending out new messages.
|Currently, there is no way to ensure a 100 percent spam-free e-mail box. You can make it more difficult for spammers to get your e-mail address, however. There are also steps you can take when unwanted e-mail does arrive in your mailbox. Plus you can ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and other organizations to help you identify a spam mail’s origins. You can use that information to try to block future mailings from known spammers. |
View an updated version of this list HERE:
Here are some tips to help prevent spam from filling your e-mail box:
|pam appears to be here to stay, at least for now. Taking these steps can help you reduce your exposure to this online nuisance, however. If you have more spam fighting strategies, I’d love to hear your ideas! Send me a message with your idea |
Know somebody who would benefit from some of the email “best practices” on this page? Send them the address (this link will open your mail program) and ask them to check it out.