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Protecting Your Inbox from Spam

Protecting Your Inbox from Spam

Opening your mailbox only to find it filled with spammed mail can give you a real headache. It is a real nightmare to sort through your valuable mail when you have tens or hundreds of spam messages in the mix. Spam is an unsolicited email, usually used for commercial purposes such as advertisement of a product or a service.

There are several ways to get rid of these nuisances.

Using Internet Security or Anti-Spam Software

One of the best ways to stop spam is to install anti-spam software or a security suite on your computer. This filters out spam emails and transfers them to the junk folder. Usually the top anti-virus programs include an Internet security suite, which is equipped with spam blockers. If you already have an anti-virus program installed, check whether a spam blocker is included. If not, then you don’t need to get a new anti virus, just a spam blocking software. There are many good spam blockers available on the web, some for free.

 

Using the Anti-Spam From Your Email Provider

There is always a spam filter offered by your email service provider. It creates a filter by email address and re-directs those emails to the junk mailbox. It allows you to set your junk email settings to the maximum level where you can only receive emails from your known and trusted contacts. Save your time cleaning your inbox and locating your desired emails.

Understanding Phishing and Protecting Your Wallet

One of the most dangerous types of spam that many people encounter is a phishing email. Claiming to be sent from reputed organizations, these emails ask for your personal information which if you give away will allow them to steal your identity. In such cases it is advised that you forward these emails to the concerne