Anti-Spam Self-Help Checklist
Here is a list of things you can do to help
prevent receiving spam in the first place:
- Do not use a catchall email account on
your domain(s). Only list aliases and POP
accounts that you actually use. This stops the
frequent spams that fire off emails to a list
of names on a domain.
- Obfuscate your email addresses on your
"trick" email addresses, or, switch to web
forms for initial contact, rather than
displaying an email address.
- Never, ever, click on any links in any
spam - especially not to "unsubscribe". All
this does is confirm to the spammer that they
have a "live" address.
- Configure your client to read any
incoming emails in plain-text, never html.
Html spam emails contain links to graphics and
scripts on spammers sites, confirming your
If you are using Outlook XP or 2003 you can
disable viewing in html, instructions are