Protect Email Accounts From Spam The following methods can be used to combat email spam.
Use spam filters for your email account. If you‘re using email
services like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc. then spam filters are used by
default. Each Spam filter has it‘s algorithm to detect spam emails and
will automatically move them to SPAM folder. This keeps your inbox free
from spam. However some spam emails become successful to make their way
into the inbox by successfully bypassing the filters.
- Do not
post your email address in public forums, user comments and chat-rooms.
Give your email address only to trustworthy websites while signing up
taking up online surveys and filling up feedback forms, it is better not
to give your personal email address. Instead signup for a dummy email
account and use this for surveys and feedback forms.
posting your contact email address on your website use this format:
emailaddress [at] mysite.com instead of firstname.lastname@example.org. This
protects your email address from being indexed by spam bots.
- Do not respond to unknown messages.