Coping Skills: Because We All Know, Spam Sucks :-(

31 years ago this week, the first spam, an invitation to a computer demonstration, was sent to users of Arpanet, the Internet's predecessor. Fast forward to today, businesses spent an estimated $42 billion fighting email spam in 2008, up from $35 billion in 2007. What gives? Is there an end in sight? Unfortunately no. Spam continues to proliferate our online world: In addition to e-mail spam, there is messaging spam, newsgroup spam, search engine spam, blog spam, and mobile phone spam. Ugh!
What to do? Firstly, you should NEVER respond to a spam message, it only reinforces the fact that you are a valid e-dress. Not only is it annoying, it can lead to phishing and identity theft. Here are 5 Essential Spam Do's and Don'ts.
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shredding Houston said...
2:58 AM  

With spamming, the possibility of getting victimized with identity theft and any other kind of fraud arises because there are people who easily trusts even people whom they do not entirely know. Protect your email accounts against spammers because your email is your personal record of your communications with friends and possibly business clients. The details or personal information can be deleted or printed for protection, but others just leave their emails without protection and this welcomes fraudulent minds. Information should be safeguarded and we need to learn to respect the privacy of others as we do not want to be spammed as well.

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