Simple Steps to Stop Spam

Internet marketing is a billion dollar industry. Rogue marketers on the Internet will do anything they can to get a fresh list of victims to send their spam email. The average computer user has had more than one instance where their inboxes are full of illicit advertisements. Black hat marketing campaigns will spend thousands of dollars to your favorite websites to find out your email and other contact information. They stick you onto their spam list and study your demographic, and then they can try and sell you their products, even if you have no interest in buying them.

Fortunately, there are many ways to stop this unwarranted and annoying advertisement with a few easy steps.

How to stop Spam:

1.) Look for websites with a comprehensive privacy policy and a spam-free approved logo. These websites will never sell your personal information to third-party sources.

2.) If a website in question does not have certification, use a secondary email account for your registration to prevent spam from getting to your main account.

3.) Stop spamming by using an email provider with a good spam filter. Examples include Yahoo.com, Gmail.com, Hotmail.com and other mainstream email programs.

4.) Install anti-spam software on your web server if you run a POP3 email program off of your own website.

5.) Do periodic scans for spyware and adware that sell your email and information to third-party companies.

These are just a few of the ways you can stop inexperienced spammers and marketers, however, most marketers are smart and will make alternate email accounts send you email even after you block their main accounts. Luckily, there is a way to stop them from e-mailing you on secondary email accounts.

Use an email search website to find information about email addresses, including alternate and secondary accounts, as well as IP addresses linked to that email account’s use.


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