Tuesday, July 02, 2002
SPAM PREVENTION: set up multiple e-mail addresses. Use one for personal use and one or more disposable ones - those you would not mind abandoning if need be - when registering at Web sites, posting to news groups or taking part in chat sessions.
Try using a complex e-mail address. Spammers use "dictionary attacks" to sort through possible name combinations at large Internet service providers and e-mail services in the hope of finding valid addresses. A good explanation of how to determine the origin of a junk e-mail message is available at spam.abuse.net/userhelp/howtocomplain.shtml.