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Spam: to be or not to be?
Usual spamSpam are anonymous mass dispatches of e-mail (i.e. the electronic equivalent of the paper advertising correspondence which is frequently banal litters for usual mailboxes).



The spam is used for professional advertising more often. Spamers dispatch a considerable quantity of advertising messages and make profit of those who answers them.



SpamersThe biggest stream of a spam extends through e-mail. At present, the mass component of viruses and a spam in the general traffic of e-mail reaches by different estimations from 70 to 95%.

Spam strategy

Spamers collect e-mail addresses by means of the special robot, using web pages: blogs lists, electronic bulletin boards, guest web pages, chats, forums etc…



SpamSuch SPAM-robot can collect many thousand e-mails and create from them a database for the further dispatch on them of a spam. Some companies are engaged only in gathering of an e-mail, and then these bases sell to spamers. Some SPAM-companies sell to spamers an e-mail of the clients which ordered the goods or services through e-mail.



The most reliable way of struggle against a spam — not allow spamers to find out about your e-mail (if you own a private e-mail, you nevertheless should block completely the Domain Spam, it's preventive action).

It is a difficult problem, but some safety measures can be undertaken:

Freedom spam1. Register an your main e-mail not on free mail-service (any decent web-provider to the contract gives a mail box on the server; as a rule, such addresses to spamers do not get).



2. Never and not under any circumstances do not publish this address on www-pages. If you need to publish the address in reply to any letter in a forum — publish an e-mail through spaces, for example: trend @ web.com — in this variant, possibly, your e-mail will not get to spam base.



3. Never specify the main e-mail in registration forms on various doubtful web sites. Register a separate free e-mail — only for registration and use it.



As advertising e-mails, as a rule, strongly differ from the usual correspondence, their elimination from an entering stream of mail became a widespread method of struggle against them. For present time this method — the basic and the most used (the given algorithm is used by the majority of post services: gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc).



In some countries legislators intend to approve the bill directed on struggle against spamers. Attempts of legislative prohibition or restriction of activity of spamers encounter variety of complexities. For example, TechieMedia.net Complaints are not always lawful, because is legally problematic to prove the given kind of a crime at the state level.

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