Tired of getting spam in your email? Wondering if there’s anything you can do to help stop it?
We’ve got some helpful tips!
We know: 7 Ways to Slam Spam
What is Spam?
Internet bulk mail sent to you unsolicited, usually by marketers and advertisers.
How do those pests get my email address?
Usually a spam list broker collects addresses from newsgroup postings, websites, chat rooms and online service membership directories, then the broker sells the addresses to a marketer who uses the addresses to send out millions of unsolicited ads.
What can I do to help prevent Spam from clogging my email in-box?
Here are a few ideas from the Federal Trade Commission:
Who can I report Spam to?
Report Spam to the Federal Trade Commission. This government agency compiles a data base of spammers for prosecution.
Also, report Spam to your internet service provider, and the spammer’s internet service provider.
Whenever you complain about spam, it's important to include the full email header. The information in the header makes it possible for consumer protection agencies to follow up on your complaint.