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Top 12 Most Popular Anti-Spam Tips, Tricks and Secrets

1. How to Stop Spam with Disposable Email Addresses

Once your email address gets in the hands of spammers, you will get spam. Lots of it. Find out how to use disposable email addresses to dispose of spam (and spammers) effectively.

2. Ignore Delivery Failures of Messages You Did Not Send

If you wonder why you are getting delivery failures for messages you know you did not send, the cause may be a worm or a spammer, and it's probably not on your computer.

3. How to Report Spam with SpamCop

Complain about spam the right way easily with SpamCop, which does all the analyzing for you and generates a perfect complaint email, too.

4. Disguise Your Email Address in Newsgroups, Forums, Blog Comments, Chat

Make it more difficult for spammers to get your address by obfuscating it when you use it in newsgroups, forums and the like.

5. Use a Good Anti-Spam Program

Achieve a near spam-free email account by employing one of the great anti-spam tools that filter junk mail using all kinds of clever strategies.

6. Don't Use Your Primary Email Address to Sign Up for Anything

You never know what might happen to an email address you use to sign up for Web sites or newsletters. It might be passed on to spammers.

7. Use Disposable Email Addresses at Your Web Site

Disposable email addresses can put an end to the spam you get from mentioning your email address on your home page.

8. Assume Mail from Unknown Senders is Spam

I don't know you... you must be a spammer! Here's how to use your email address book to identify and filter spam.

9. How to Know the Email Address for Spam Complaints

Complain about spam to the right person.

10. Make Sure Your ISP Doesn't Filter Your Newsletters as Spam

In a laudable effort to curb down on spam, many Internet Service Providers are filtering junk mail before it can reach you, and sometimes catch good mail, too. Here's how to talk to your ISP to make sure you're getting all your favorite newsletters without interruption.

11. How Long, Complicated Email Addresses Beat Spammers

Spam will, eventually, make it to any mailbox. Any? Here's how to make it hard for spammers to guess your address.

12. Domain Owners: Set up Throwaway Addresses to Fight Spam

Create email addresses for use in sign-up forms on the fly to identify — and radically ban — sources of spam.
Last Modified on May 1, 2014