Wednesday, March 24, 2010

About spam messages and how to avoid them

The spam or spamming is known as a process of sending unsolicited electronic messages, mostly with commercial character in order to advertise products and suspicious services. The spam is an annoying procedure characterized by aggressiveness, recurrence and privation of the right to choose. The spam is widely used by the people who want to get some earnings by irritating the other internet users. Because the spam is an unsolicited email it means that the recipient did not grant to permission for it to be delivered. Usually when overwhelmed with troubling unwanted messages then it is advisable to divert them to an allocated folder called trash, bulk. In case you own a private domain name you have to figure out a method of avoiding the Domain Spam.
The spam complaints proved to be useful because of several reasons and as importance I will mention only two of them here: firstly, they show how the internet user follows the best practices and secondly, the ISP and anti-spam services employ the complaints in order to improve the spam filter software and block the undesired messages. It is always recommendable to report the spam messages and there are various options to do so: 1) most of the ISPs highlight either a link or a button that permits the email recipient to report a spam message; 2) the recipient files the complaint directly to the spam email address at ISP, and 3) the recipient can make use of special complaint services. Use the following advices to avoid being caught by spam services: while browsing the internet, you should never provide your email address if a specific website does not look trustful; use eventually at first a “buffer” email address specially made for this kind of situations; do not accept the passing of your personal details to a third party; check carefully disclaimers, terms and conditions; if they are provided then read them with patience. I do not know if Complaints are motivated, but in case there is a spam source behind, then they should quit.


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