How Does a Spam Blocker Work?

A spam blocker is one way you can effectively cope with the deluge of spam that is targeted at your inbox each day. This type of anti-spam software works by blocking any unsolicited email from getting to your inbox. It is generally about 90% effective in blocking this spam, along with any viruses and other … Read more

Top Ten Tricks of the Spammer

The spammer’s most fervent hope is that you are ignorant of the tricks and tactics used to spam your inbox. Learning the spammer’s nefarious ways is your best protection against spam. Manipulating Text: This is one of the most commonly used spamming techniques. Spammers will manipulate the text in the email, to foil the anti-spam … Read more

How Spammers Get Your Email Address

Each minute of each day, there are literally thousands upon thousands of spam email messages flooding inboxes the world over. Some of that email even goes out from what appears to be your very own email address! Where on earth do spammers get your email address? There are various ways – some are legitimate, and … Read more

Understanding Spam

Anyone who has an email address needs no introduction to this pesky phenomenon of electronic communication. Spam is unwanted, unsolicited commercial email that is mailed in bulk to thousands, even millions of recipients simultaneously. Much of the confusion regarding spam comes from a lack of understanding the everyday email user may have regarding the ways … Read more

How to Choose Anti-spam Filter Software

Nowadays, spam is more than just an irritating flood unwanted email. It is also a means by which spammers can transmit viruses, spyware and adware to your computer. An anti-spam filter is essential to minimizing this potential risk. It will also stem the flow of spam into your inbox. What is an anti-spam filter? An … Read more

What Can an Anti-spam Firewall Do For You?

Today, the Internet is reminiscent of the wildest days of the Wild, Wild, West. Your stagecoach through the World Wide Web can be hijacked at any instant if you have no knight in firewall armor to ward off any viral intruders. When your computer is connected to the internet with no firewall running, it is … Read more

How to Report Spam Abuse

Spam is as prolific as the leaves on the trees and because there are so many kinds of it, it is a challenge to find the right site or organization to report spam to. Each type of spam will violate the law in one way or another and each can be prosecuted if it can … Read more

What is the Harm with Spam?

In the early days of the Internet, spam was little more than an irritating nuisance. However, like every other aspect of the Internet, spam has evolved to become something far more nefarious in nature. To understand just how big a problem spam has become, it will help to realize the sheer volume of unsolicited junk … Read more

Phishing-101

Phishing is an email spam scam that is specifically used to commit identity theft. Its sole purpose is to scam you into divulging personal information, which they can use to perpetrate identity theft. This includes passwords, card numbers, birth dates, PINs and other vital personal data. The term came into use to denote the way … Read more

Whitelists – The Ultimate in Spam Protection

Whitelists are quite possibly the single most effective form of spam protection available on the market today. They are as close as you can get to totally eliminating spam from your inbox. A whitelist is a database of trusted email addresses, IP addresses and domains. To build the list, each one of these trusted sources … Read more

Popular Email Scams on the Internet Today

Phishing Scams: “Phishing” is a high-tech scam that uses spam or pop-up messages to deceive you into disclosing your credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or any other kind of confidential personal information. Identity theft is the goal of this scam. The phisher sends you a fraudulent email that is designed … Read more

Protect your Kids from Spam

Spam is commercial email that is sent out in bulk to millions of people without their consent. It is may contain advertising messages for regular products and services but increasingly, it is email of an inappropriate, offensive or malicious nature. Today, many children have an email address that they use to email their friends, submit … Read more