Posted 21 July 2006 - 12:10 AM
Thunderbird is an E-mail client, and just alone will not prevent SPAM from getting into your In-box, although it will identify it one it downloads it (you can teach it to do this rather easily).
The real place to stop SPAM is <b>before</b> it reaches your POP E-mail client. There are several things you can do to prevent SPAM. First, set up several addresses, using one for trusted friends and family, another for business, and a third for on-line registrations. Having one or two "throw away" addresses (there are many free E-mail services) that can simply be deleted if they get too full of SPAM makes things easier.
Secondly, do not post your E-mail address in public places on the Internet; spambots will eventually find it and harvest it.
Thirdly, never open any SPAM E-mails; delete these immediately from your WEB in-box. Some SPAM is designed to report back your opening of it.
Fourthly, make full use of any anti-SPAM features that your mail service provides.
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