Spam is a Growing Problem for Email Users by Elee Wright

Spam is a Growing Problem for Email Users by Elee Wright.

 

Spam is a growing problem for email users, and many solutions have been proposed, from a postage fee for email to Turing tests to simply not accepting email from people you don’t know.
Spam filtering is one way to reduce the impact of the problem on the individual user (though it does nothing to reduce the effect of the network traffic generated by spam).

The header and/or the body can be examined for these markers. Another method is to classify all messages not from known addresses as spam. Another is to compare with messages that others have received, and find common spam messages.The most common
solution is to have multiple email addresses. One approach is to select one to be your “private” guarded email address – much like an unlisted phone number – that you never use in situations where the email address would be harvested for spam mailing lists.

A hoax can best be defined as a deliberate attempt to trick people into believing or something to be real. Internet hoaxes are no different. The best way to spot hoaxes is a good dose of common sense. As the saying goes, “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is”.

If the email appears to have come from a company, check their web site to see if they’ve addressed any scams using their name, and contact the Better Business Bureau to find out if there have been any complaints about such a scam.If you didn’t remember signing up for a service or contest,

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