To Protect Yourself From Spam ...In today's E-society we need
to conduct business and exchange information simply, and be sociable
without causing us or our PC's time consuming problems due to
viruses and spam.
So how do you protect yourself and others from spam?
Our web hosting mail servers have installed on them web server
software to remove majority of spam and viruses however some may
bypass. The following information is written to offer advice on
how best to protect yourself from spam.
Limit the amount of non-essential emails you send, particularly mass forward stories or jokes.
Ensure your anti-virus software is up to date, as well as installing and running anti-spyware.
Never click on the REMOVE link in an email to remove your email
address from the senders mail server database unless you can verify the sender, as this will validate your email address and be sold to more spammers.
Report spam by sending the message plus the full header to spamcop.net or abuse.net.
Use unusual email addresses containing numbers and letters
i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid spammers who use computer programs to guess email addresses.
If you have a website, provide a form for people to contact
you and ensure that the "send to" email address is not contained in the HTML, but in the form processing script.
Avoid anti-spam software that bounces spam emails, as the bounce
message will go to an innocent person, possibly turning you into a spammer.