Anti-Spam Self-Help Checklist
Posted by Salman U on 20 July 2006 09:29 PM
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 website, i.e.
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 email address.
If you are using Outlook XP or 2003 you can disable
viewing in html, instructions are given here: