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How to Avoid Spam

Published on 13 August 14
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Spammers donât work so hard to just tease hardworking folks like you. Theyâre in this business (which is illegal) for profit. Avoiding spam completely is hardly a possibility but yes, thereâre ways to avoid it to an effective degree.
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It feels awful to find over a dozen spam emails in your official email account every morning, no? Thatâs a horrible way to kickstart a day at work.

No one likes to scan through dozens of spam emails (which by the way may even carry malicious programs and distractions) everyday to find one email message thatâs really meant to be delivered to you.

We know the feeling.

Weâve been there and dealt with it. Hereâre a few guidelines that the person in-charge of your IT help desk should know:

  • Ask all employees to stop distributing their official email IDs everywhere on the Internet. Be it their personal blog, twitter handle or forums they so passionately participate in. Ask them to keep their email addresses to themselves.
  • Never register on websites that appear to have very poor designs or promise unbelievable offers. Many such websites exist merely to collect email IDs and other such information.
  • Do not join online mailing lists unless itâs a reputed brand. At times, spammers try gathering email IDs (in thousands) by persuading people to register for a mailing list in return for a âfakeâ reward.
  • If you receive one spam email, thereâs no use trying to get rid of the spammer by clicking on the âunsubscribeâ option. The link will in most cases do the opposite. The worst that can happen (and does happen) is that you will find your email ID passed on to some one else.
In case your IT services provider has set up a private email server for you, make sure to take all necessary measures to keep spammers at bay. Spam originating from your server (a spammer impersonating your email server) can harm your companyâs reputation in more ways than one. Encrypt all email messages (thereâre ready tools for that), opt for a secure server and install a spam detection and prevention tool.
Spammers donât work so hard to just tease hardworking folks like you. Theyâre in this business (which is illegal) for profit. Avoiding spam completely is hardly a possibility but yes, thereâre ways to avoid it to an effective degree.

How to Avoid Spam - Image 1

It feels awful to find over a dozen spam emails in your official email account every morning, no? Thatâs a horrible way to kickstart a day at work.

No one likes to scan through dozens of spam emails (which by the way may even carry malicious programs and distractions) everyday to find one email message thatâs really meant to be delivered to you.

We know the feeling.

Weâve been there and dealt with it. Hereâre a few guidelines that the person in-charge of your IT help desk should know:

  • Ask all employees to stop distributing their official email IDs everywhere on the Internet. Be it their personal blog, twitter handle or forums they so passionately participate in. Ask them to keep their email addresses to themselves.
  • Never register on websites that appear to have very poor designs or promise unbelievable offers. Many such websites exist merely to collect email IDs and other such information.
  • Do not join online mailing lists unless itâs a reputed brand. At times, spammers try gathering email IDs (in thousands) by persuading people to register for a mailing list in return for a âfakeâ reward.
  • If you receive one spam email, thereâs no use trying to get rid of the spammer by clicking on the âunsubscribeâ option. The link will in most cases do the opposite. The worst that can happen (and does happen) is that you will find your email ID passed on to some one else.


In case your IT services provider has set up a private email server for you, make sure to take all necessary measures to keep spammers at bay. Spam originating from your server (a spammer impersonating your email server) can harm your companyâs reputation in more ways than one. Encrypt all email messages (thereâre ready tools for that), opt for a secure server and install a spam detection and prevention tool.

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