Stopping Spam

PC Guru for NBC, Mike Wendland, has three suggestions on how you can fight back against spammers.

First, never, unless absolutely necessary, write out your email address on the web. Spammers have harvesting programs that capture them.

If you do have to post it, don't use the @ sign. Spell out the word "at" And "d-o-t" for the dot com part to trick those harvesters.

Finally, use an anti-spam program that has a bayesian filter. Bayesian filters detect spam through smart analysis and the programs actually learn and get better over time. There are two bayesian spam programs Mike recommends. Spam Bully is the best Mike's tried for windows and PC users, especially those using Outlook.

For Mac users, Mike likes Spam Sieve. These programs are easy to set up and Powerful tools that identify and trap the spam and get it down to a Manageable amount.


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  • by ASK Location: unavailable on Apr 19, 2008 at 02:35 AM
    I believe you have someone w/email InfinityMerchant2008@yahoo.com signed up at witntv,classifieds doing a scam because he keeps emailing me lies about wanting one of my items posted. Swears the money been sent, been a month, no so, also He was never given a del. price, says he's sent enough to cover, his packing company to pick up. I need Help getting rid of this guy. His e-mails are getting scarry. Editors note: Thanks for the tip! We have blacklisted that user. Please ignore ANY emails from the individual, and do NOT attempt to cash any checks or payments from them.
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