[SC-Help] Re: How to Stop All the spam mail
MikeE at ster.invalid
Tue Nov 18 08:45:34 EST 2003
Christy Howie wrote:
> I asked for help to stop junk mail and I must say I am getting more
> spam responses then I want 10-15 a day. NOW how do I stop that?
My little Inbox rant.
How to manage your email in terms of priority; securely, conveniently,
The Inbox should contain only wanted mail, not spam or viral
propagations. If your configuration is allowing spam into the Inbox, it
should be moved securely into a better folder location. Reading Inbox
spam subjects is /potentially/ dangerous for your security and also
potentially a pro-spam activity. Ideally Junk foldering spam should be
automated and the contents of that folder handled differently than
wanted mail. Automation makes that process more secure, more
convenient, and more anti-spam by reducing the human curiosity factor.
Viral propagations should automatically be sent to a BigMail folder.
The most basic and important anti-spam activity is to pledge to never
aid a spammer by profitting *any* spammer or spamvertiser. If there
were no profit there would be no spam. There should be no curious
'interest' in a spamvertised item, and simply opening or previewing a
spam insecurely can profit a spammer as can visiting the website. Spam
opening and website visiting are advanced anti-spam activities which
should never be undertaken by the insecurely configured.
Active anti-spam activity, such as feeding spams to spamcop, should only
be done by the person who is already handling their spam securely and is
pledged to never aid a spammer. Such 'handling' of spam should also
only be done securely, which is most often closed and unpreviewed and
from the Junk folder.
Mike Easter | http://www.verifiedvoting.org
Voter-Verified Paper Trail for 2004 Elections
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