The only way you'll ever stop the spam, AND
know who is responsible for the spam you get is to use FREE
email accounts, that you dedicate to certain things you do on the internet. For example:
I have an email account for all forums I register with
I have an email account that my personal friends have
I have multiple business email accounts that are used for businesses purposes only
I have an email account for all of my webmaster accounts
I have an email account I use to pay bills online
I have an email account I use when buying something online.
.... and many more email accounts... All FREE
... and ALL Hotmail
Between all of those accounts put together, I don't get no more than 30+ spam emails per year.... Except one of my personal ones... (I had it about 13 years now)... but even with that one, I just delete them, and go on about my business.
The main thing is to know who you're giving your email address out to. And if they send you an initial email, welcoming you or something of that extent, you need to save those emails, that way you know all the sources that have your email account.... for that particular account.NEVER
use an email account your isp gives to you. It's junk, and you'll get spam... and it will most likely be from them.. (using other names, of course)... FREE
email accounts are so plentiful, I don't see how anyone can go wrong. You can eliminate spam instantly... just follow the advise above and you'll never get spam again, and if you do get it, at least you'll know who has to be responsible for it.
And last, but not least............. Don't go posting your email address everywhere, not unless you don't care about the spam. I have accounts like that too.. If I get spam,, I just delete it. Problem solved.
If you're ever in a situation where you need to unsubscribe from somewhere, your best bet is to copy the link, then open up another browser window, and go directly to their site to unsubscribe. NEVER
unsubscribe from your email account. NEVER
do it!![Added Info]
How can I forget this one... The ultimate!!!Privacy Protection
Before registering for anything online, use a program like TOR/Privoxy. The reason for that is because when you sign up for FREE email accounts or register with web sites and such
, your ip address is documented. Since they all do it, at least give them an ip address that doesn't link back to you.... this is for your own privacy protection.
Edited by Walkman, 06 February 2007 - 12:38 PM.