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#1 rlight

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:41 PM

Greetings,

I have been receiving a ton of unwanted spam emails the last week or so. Obviously, several people have my email address. What would be the best approach to prevent this from continuing? I am using the Spam Blocker that is available through Comcast. Is there more that I can be doing?

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:21 PM

Hello rlight,

I have found that the best solution is to change the user name on the e-mail account. Then practice spam prevention which includes 1) not posting your e-mail address on websites 2) setting e-mail to text only 3) not opening anything you don't recognize or expect 4) scan all attachments before opening

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:31 PM

Thanks for the information. I took your advice and created a new email address which I will be far more diligent in protecting. What do you suggest I do with the original email address?

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:35 PM

Use the original email address for signing up for things that you could care less about that require an email address. It now becomes your 'throw away'.

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