Never make a purchase from an unsolicited
E-mail users may fall prey to a fraudulent sales scheme, as well
as get added to the numerous e-mail lists sold within the spamming
community. Being on these lists increases the amount of junk e-mail
Delete any unsolicited e-mail message if you don't know
Most spam is merely annoying, but some spam messages may contain
viruses and other threats that could damage your computer if you
open the message.
Never respond to any spam messages or click on any links
in the message.
Replying to any spam message, even to "unsubscribe" or be
"removed" from the e-mail list, only confirms to the spammer that
you are a valid recipient and a target for future spamming.
Avoid using the preview functionality of your e-mail
Many spammers use advertising techniques that can track when a
message is viewed, even if you don't click on the message or reply.
Using the preview functionality essentially opens an e-mail and
tells spammers you are a valid recipient, which can result in even
Think carefully before you provide your e-mail address
on Web sites, newsgroup lists, or other online public
Many spammers utilize tools to automatically surf the Internet and
harvest e-mail addresses from public information and forums.
When sending e-mail messages to a large number of
recipients, consider using the blind copy (BCC) field to conceal
their e-mail addresses.
Sending e-mail messages in which all recipient addresses are
exposed in the "To" field makes those addresses vulnerable to
harvesting by spammers. NOTE: We block empty “To'
fields on incoming and outgoing email so if necessary add your own
email address to this field.
Never give your primary e-mail address to anyone or any
site you don't trust.
Share it only with your close friends and business colleagues.
Use one or two secondary e-mail
If you need to fill out Web registration forms or surveys at sites
from which you do not want to receive further information, consider
using a secondary address (i.e. hotmail or gmail) to protect
primary e-mail accounts from spam abuse. Also, always check the
site for a box that offers to send you additional information, and
select or deselect it, as appropriate.