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The Best Techniques to Avoid Email Spam

Spam, which is otherwise known as unsolicited email, is nothing less then a nuisance. For some people that use the internet regularly they may only find the inconvenience to be minor while other others battle it on a daily basis. The reason why spammers spam can be rooted in a numbers game. It’s the same reason you receive flyers periodically – just a different medium. A small percentage of people do respond which makes the initial time and investment worth while.

If you’ve ever received an email from an unknown source that does not contain an opt-out or unsubscribe link and/or email address then it is considered spam. If spam is a problem with your current email address then it may be too late. Email Extractor ‘ll have no choice but to create a new email address. I suggest that you contact all your existing email contacts and advise them of the new one.

Keep one for your important contacts and the second for websites that require an email address. There are many forums, blogs and other websites that require an email link to be clicked as a means of their validation process. Websites such as eBay or GoDaddy will send you information regularly through newsletters. In most instances these types of emails are only designed to further your interest into their website and/or motivate you into subscribing to a product or service. They are, unfortunately required for registration. That being said a second one for the sole purpose of registration is an intelligent move to avoid your inbox from being bombarded on a regular basis

Posting your email address online will make it susceptible and vulnerable to being scraped by an email extractor. An email extractor is a program designed to harvest or spider email addresses from websites online. If your email is publicly display in a forum or blog then it’s possible than will may be picked up by an unwanted email spider. In most cases this is how spammer’s acquire your information in the first place. You can avoid this all-together by never posting your email address publicly without exception.

In some instances you may want to leave your information on a forum, blog or some other medium on the web so that users can’t get back in touch with you. You should only post the secondary ‘registration’ email in these cases. If it’s something that you wish to notified or right away then here’s a little trick you can do. Some email providers allow for a way to filter incoming emails based on content. What you could do is filter the incoming emails from your ‘registration’ email account to be forwarded to your primary email account based on specific keywords. This way if your registration email address receives an email containing words that you have pre-defined you will automatically receive them in your primary email inbox.

Use some intelligence behind how your email is posted online. If you simply post your email as username @ domain.com then you’re simply asking to be spammed. Posting emails has evolved ubiquitously through users online in the past few years to avoid detection or scraping. This is an intelligent way to post your information online in circumstances where you must. Instead of posting your email in a manner like username @ domain.com you could post it this way: username [at] domain [dot] com. Most users will still recognize it as an email address and be intelligent enough to figure out what to do with it.