Unsolicited or undesired bulk
sure your computer software is up-to-date and install a
two Email addresses--a primary and a secondary. (It would
be best if the secondary was established on one of the free
Email services--ex: Hotmail, Yahoo or Netscape). Give your
primary address to friends and family. Give your secondary
address to everyone else.
list your primary address on a Web Site.
post your primary address in public “areas” like chat rooms and
bulletin boards. If you feel you must list an Email address,
always use your secondary.
Consider using your secondary address
when signing up for mailing lists, surveys, “free” offers, or
filling out forms.
Be sure you inform friends and family
not to share your Email address with others.
your Email address hard to guess. Don’t use common words
or common names.
reply to unsolicited Emails. If you don’t trust the
“source,” delete it without replying. (Click
information regarding The Can Spam Act.)
Check your “sent” messages regularly to be sure all those listed
were actually sent by you. (A spammer might be using an open
gateway on your computer.)
If you continue to receive too much
spam on your secondary address, simply change it. You will
continue to receive your most important Emails through your