View Full Version : How to get rid of Spam
06-20-2004, 09:29 AM
Does anyone have ideas on how to get rid of spam?
I don't mean on a personal basis, but globally. Which ideas have you heard about that you think will work?
Apparently, once they have your address, its all over. Some of them have an op-out option but when you use it, it simply confirms that your address is valid and they give it out to all the other internet hucksters. Same thing if you answer any of their mail or publish your address on any open forum.
Some internet message boards sell or make available addresses to them and many sites plaint tracking spyware on computers as you sign onto web sites. Yahoo has several tracking and profiling cookies they use to infest the unwary. Some yahoo generated spam will even address you by name and address.
A pop-up and spyware blocker like AdSubtractPro is very useful
06-20-2004, 05:28 PM
They ought to come up with some method of letting you charge for email. That would slow it down. If it cost 1/10th or 1/100th of a penny, it wouldn't affect most people, but it would kill spammers who send out millions of emails.
05-18-2005, 09:19 PM
In our company mail servers we have Spam Filters, Anti-Virus installed on the mail server. But still a lot of Spams used to come on public email addresses like webmaster@___ or sales@___ or support@___
So in order to fight it out we got Merak Mail server installed and it has a very nice feature "Challenge Response".
What is a challenge-response e-mail system? It is an anti-spam system which is designed to shift some of the filtering work from the recipient to the spammer (or the legitimate sender). The main idea is that spammers will not take the time to confirm that they want to send you email, but a legitimate sender will. The system maintains two lists of addresses: a "blacklist" of senders that will always be blocked, and a "whitelist" of senders that will never be blocked. If someone sends you email from an address not listed in either list, they will get an "challenge" (and their message will be queued temporarily). If they give the correct "response" to the challenge, they get added to your white list and their queued message(s) get forwarded to you.
And it does helps us a lot in fighting spam.
I hope this information helps.
05-18-2005, 09:22 PM
Most of the spam softwares collects email addresses from spidering different websites and also many webmasters do sell email lists. So it is adviced that you maintain 2 email accounts one which is a open one on some Free Mail service providers like Gmail / Yahoo and another which is more personal and you give it to your relatives and friends. Never leak out your personal email on any websites and use your public email.
I know I confused you all but if you read it again I am sure you will understand it.
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