How Can We Avoid From Receiving SPAM Messages?

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  1. gtt

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    Hello everyone!

    Firstly, I just hope Moderators wouldn't mind me putting my very first thread in here.

    I'd appreciate any inputs you can share concerning my queries.

    Thanks,
    Gerry
     
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    gtt are you referring to email spam that you receive to your inbox?

    Are you using webmail (e.g. like Gmail) or an email application such as Outlook?
     
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    I was referring to my Yahoo Mail.... Thanks in advance, Fergal

    --Gerry


     
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    The best way to avoid this spam Gerry, is to be careful with your email address. Try to only give it out when it is necessary and don't post it on the Internet where it can be picked up by spammers. If you need to give your email address to a website, check that the site is trustworthy and that they have a privacy policy. If you don't trust the site, you might consider using a temporary email service such as http://www.guerrillamail.com/.

    I don't really use Yahoo mail myself, so I don't have personal experience of how good they are at blocking spam. I use Gmail and I'm very impressed with their spam control, I very rarely if ever receive spam to my Gmail account. Maybe you could consider switching to Gmail. You could even use a Gmail account for your main email address and continue to use your Yahoo account for signing up for promotional offers and giving your email address to sites you don't trust, etc.
     
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    Aaack, it's kind unfortunate that I'm more of using my YMail rather than GMail account. It's really a shame that I can do nothing with these spam messages coming in my folders. I think it's time for me to switch on my email services :-(

    Thanks for clarifying that to me, Fergal.

    Regards,
    Gerry
     
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    To gtt, I suggest use only Yahoo Mail as your spare email. You can use this on normal internet work like signing up on sites like Facebook and other social networking sites. And use Gmail as your primary email for businesses and such. GMail had a better SPAM control than Yahoo Mail. So you don't missed out mails, you can forward your mails to your Yahoo Mail account.

    Plus, don't give out your email to any untrusted or random sites, instead use a SPAM mail to try out their services. These sites can misuse and even sell your email to other people so they can send you computer generated emails or SPAM.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying that to me, GekiDan. Appreciate your thoughts.

    Thanks for the help guys.

    Thread CLOSED!

    Yours,
    Gerry
     
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    1stly never publicize your email ID..secondly still if ur getting spam then make an functionality
     
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    What functionality? Can you complete your sentence?
     
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    I thought this thread is closed but thanks for these postscripts, KC.

    However, you got me confused here. I'd appreciate it to reading your further elaboration.

    Thanks,
    Gerry
     
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    I think he is trying to say that enable a spam blocking functionality, but that works only if you are on a cPanel server. It don't work in the site's like Yahoo and GMail.
     

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