Did you know that according to Microsoft, 97% of email that a person receives is undesirable and considered spam. That is an astonishing number and it makes one wonder why the heck we would even use email if it’s abused that much. But with good spam filters you can eliminate much of the spam and keep your inbox clean and spam free.
The reason why you get spam is simple: To get you the customer to buy a product from the advertiser. It’s a way to advertise to you, as simple as that. Spammers hope to lure you into buying a product or getting you to visit a website that will try to sell you something. They could have gotten your email from many places or they could have just sent out a mass email to everyone on your service provider. Finding out how is important but will likely not be available to you without some special skills and help from internet service providers. And after all that the spammer has probably moved on or in a country where it isn’t illegal. The best way to fight spam is to filter it, so if you do get a spam email message, your email filters will auto delete it and you won’t even see it.
Every time you get a spam email you’ll want to create a message rule about it. Try to find something in the message that is unique such as the wording of the body of the email. Add a rule to delete all other messages like this. Most advanced spam filters will do this for you, and if your email allows you to mark messages as spam, take the time and do so. Most spam programs are a gathered learning program which means that the more users participate in battling spam the better they perform.
In addition to spam filters, I think it’s best to make a pact with yourself and not buy any products that are advertised through spam. Buying these products only help promote their marketing method of spamming you. Do you really want to support that? If it’s spam marketed to you, don’t buy the product no matter where its sold.