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Emails April 13, 2007

Posted by ctcoberon in Uncategorized.

One of the major complaints we all hear about is the increasing number of spam (junk) emails people receive about cheap pharmaceuticals, cheap software and the infamous Nigerian Letter, just to name a few. So, is there anything we can do to stop them? Not completely, but there are a couple of things you can do to reduce their impact! First, invest in a good spam filter (i.e. SPAMbayes (http://spambayes.sourceforge.net), however the Spam Filter will need to be trained in order for it to identify all such nuisances. Second, get a second email address. We are all given an email address when we sign-up to an ISP (Internet Service Provider), but when it come to changing it, ISPs are not that helpful. This because, if they do it for one person then everyone who receives spam (junk-emails) would be on the phone wanting to do the same and this would be impossible for any ISP to manage. Where to get your second email address and how it should be used. If you use your ISP email account/address (my.name@myisp.com.au) for business, friends and all financial matters including online shopping. Your second email account obtained from Google (my.name@gmail.com) or Yahoo (my.name@yahoo.com.au) should be used for less-important less-personal matters. If any emails received at your second email address are important you can always email a copy to your private (my.name@myisp.com.au) ISP email address. This way you can reduce the amount of spam your personal ISP account might receive, and at the same time, it will allow you to better manage all your incoming emails.   

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