Spam is a global problem that every corporation and individual must
there are ways to reduce the spam you receive, which are outlined in this
Use Privacy Protection for your domain name
By law, every domain name must contain valid whois, or contact, information.
can do a search for any domain name and find this information, including
your email address. Spammers
will typically scour new domains using a whois search engine, such as
http://www.whois.sc, for this information.
It is recommended
that you us privacy protection on your domain name, which will mask the
contact information. This
is a service, and it costs $15.00/year. For
more information, please visit the following link:
Privacy protect your domain name
Use spam-blocking software
A more comprehensive solution to fight spam is to use spam-blocking
software will typically scan incoming emails and will learn what is spam,
and what is not. For
information on spam-blocking software, please click on the following links:
Note: we do not endorse or support any of the above products...please research before buying.
In order to use spam software, you will need to setup an email client,
such as Outlook or Outlook Express, to download your email. For
information on how to do this, please visit the following link:
Outlook Express 6.0
For more email clients, please select Email
from the help categories to the left.
Don't use text for email addresses
Spammers use sophisticated programs that will actually scan websites
for text that contains the ampersand sign "@", which is used
for email addresses. A
recommendation is to create a graphic, or image, of your email address,
instead of using text. An
example of this is shown below:
You can create an image like this using Microsoft Paint, and upload
it to your website. The only down-side to this is that your visitors will
need to manually type in the email address into their email program, instead
of clicking on the link.
Finally, use common sense to who you give your email address to. A
good recommendation is to use a free email service, such as Yahoo or MSN,
to give out your email address companies or websites you are not sure
trusted individuals, use your private email address.