How To Protect Against Spammers Stealing Your Email Address
AHODWEB Support | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Yes, its the spammers we have to thank for all that junk mail we receive. Crafty and unrelenting, spammers have programs just like the search engines called "crawlers". These crawlers scour the internet and dig through web site pages looking for email addresses. They collect these and database them and then either use them for their own purposes or sell them.
You are not alone. While we are somewhat limited to controlling whether our email address gets propagated across the web.we do have a few actions we can take to help curb the amount of spam you receive.
It's sad that we have to take these extra steps to protect ourselves from unwanted email. In fact the problem is much bigger than that. The spammers have taken to embedding small programs that will install themselves on your computer. These programs may be malicious in nature or simply gathering information about your use and habits. This is why the anti-virus and spyware industry is a multi-billion dollar industry.
Implement one or all three of the ideas above and you will definitely curb some of that email trash you are collecting.
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