Most of the Internet users today receive unsolicitedÂ messages in their inbox every day, in spite of various state and federal laws, and spam filtering software. Professional spammers are always on the lookout for e-mail addresses by scanning the web using high-speed programs.
Till the time we have a robust system to stop spammers from illicitly accessing your e-mail address, there are certain ways of safeguarding your address that are discussed below:
Choose a secure password: Include unlikely letter and number combinations along with two or more special characters. The more obscure your password, the tougher it will be to crack.
Never publish your e-mail address online: Don’t put it on your home page, your online resume, or on a contact page. This exposed your e-mail addresses to the spam mailing lists. You may instead use aÂ WebMail formÂ on your MailNull account to have people contact you. Alternatively, you can create an image of your e-mail addressÂ and post that to your web pages instead of the address. E-mail spiders usually cannot read images.
Never use the “Mail this Document to a Friend” web forms: By typing a friend’s e-mail address into those forms, you are giving their address to that company. Even legitimate websites cannot be trusted in this regard.
Use Bcc instead of To: Whenever you send mail to a large group of people,Â alwaysÂ use the Bcc (Blind Carbon Copy) address field instead of the To field. When you use the To field, everyone who gets the message sees the addresses of everyone else whom you sent it to. Also remove irrelevant e-mail addresses from forwarded mails.
Configure your browser with Mailnull: Make sure that your Internet browser is configured with MailnullÂ to fight spam mails. You certainly should never configure your primary e-mail address in your browser.
So start protecting your e-mail account without further ado.