Degunking Your Email, Spam, and Viruses

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The Internet and email has become a communications bonanza, allowing people to socialize, do business, shop, and enhance their education just about anywhere there is a computer. As convenient as all this communication is, it also creates piles of electronic clutter that accumulate on your computer, creating a blizzard of overstuffed files, annoying spam, and pop-ups, and making you vulnerable to dangerous hackers and viruses. Degunking Your Email, Spam, and Viruses is organized according to a special cleaning ...

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Overview

The Internet and email has become a communications bonanza, allowing people to socialize, do business, shop, and enhance their education just about anywhere there is a computer. As convenient as all this communication is, it also creates piles of electronic clutter that accumulate on your computer, creating a blizzard of overstuffed files, annoying spam, and pop-ups, and making you vulnerable to dangerous hackers and viruses. Degunking Your Email, Spam, and Viruses is organized according to a special cleaning process and written in everyday language that is designed for all computer users. With our unique 12-step Degunking program, you'll learn all the tried-and-true techniques to keep your computer clutter-free of spam and viruses and running well. The unique Degunking with Time Limitations chart shows how you can improve your computer's performance and keep your email better organized, regardless of whether you have ten minutes or a few hours. This book also provides information and links to free utilities and programs that will help you get rid of viruses, manage your email better, and protect your computer.

Duntemann, co-author of the bestselling book "Degunking Windows," shows readers how to keep annoying email clutter at bay, how to quickly organize email so they can find what they need, how to eradicate and prevent spam and pop-ups, how to protect yourself from Internet scams, hackers, and dangerous viruses, and much more.

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Here’s a 12-step plan for putting you back in charge of your own email -- not all those faceless scammers, phishers, and virus artists who’ve been driving you nuts.

Jeff Duntemann starts by helping you come up with new strategies for working with email that fit you personally. (For instance, which email software should you use? Are some addresses more spam-resistant?) Then, it’s on to systematically cleaning out spam and keeping it from collecting; and using technology to protect you 24x7.

Along the way, Duntemann points you to plenty of great tools, some of them entirely free. Another nice touch: a chart offering practical priorities for degunking your email, even if you only have a few spare minutes. Bill Camarda, from the December 2004 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932111934
  • Publisher: Paraglyph Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

JEFF DUNTEMANN is the Editor-in-Chief of Visual Developer magazine, former editor of Turbo Technix and PC Techniques, the "Structured Programming"columnist for Dr. Dobb's Journal, and has written and edited more than twenty programming books.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why is your computer suffering from email and virus gunk? 1
Ch. 2 Creating your email degunking strategy 17
Ch. 3 Using the right email client 35
Ch. 4 Developing good email habits 49
Ch. 5 Read and degunk your email from anywhere 67
Ch. 6 Cleaning and organizing your mailbase 89
Ch. 7 Avoid becoming a spam magnet! 109
Ch. 8 Understand the spam filtering conundrum 125
Ch. 9 Deep-clean your spam using Bayesian spam filtering 149
Ch. 10 Avoid spam control methods that don't work 175
Ch. 11 Protect yourself viruses, Trojans, and worms 191
Ch. 12 Defeat those viruses 207
Ch. 13 Avoid adware, spyware, and browser bugaboos 231
Ch. 14 Use firewalls to stop those worms 259
Ch. 15 Degunk Nigerian rhapsodies, hoaxes, and other smelly phish 285
Ch. 16 Degunking after a malware attack 301
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2005

    The best computer book I have read

    This is a WONDERFUL book. Every computer user should buy it. The author communicates his experience and acquired knowledge with breathtaking lucidity. I have learned a great deal and now understood my system much better. I understand security issues much better and have improved my practices greatly. It is also a very valuable book about modern personal computers in general. The author offers tried and tested solutions to problems. I can verify that they work. I venture to say that this is the best computer book I have ever bought. Without being complacent, I dare to hazard the suggestion that I am considerably less likely to have my machines screwed up by enemy action than ever before thanks to reading and practising 'Degunking your Email, Spam and Viruses'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2004

    discusses antispam methods

    Duntemann gives a nice summary of the main antispam methods currently available in the marketplace. He points out the basic ideas behind each. Along with the advantages and disadvantages. For example, in 2003, Challenge-Response garnered wide publicity, as a spam killer. Alas, this turned out not to be so. He reveals that the manual response needed turns off some people, who sent you the initiating messages. Or, some who do try to answer the puzzle might goof. This is bad if the senders are potential or actual customers of yours. Plus, the CR methods typically check the sender address against a whitelist that you might have. Well, spammers might forge this field to pretend to be from a common and important website, like eBay or Amazon. He gives the biggest praise for Bayesians, implemented at the user's machine. He quotes high success rates when he tried it. But, as he points out, he gets a lot of mail, which makes it easier to train the Bayesian. Plus, he has the technical ability and inclination to continually retrain the Bayesian. In part, as research for this book. But the average user lacks his technical background or the will to do the retraining. A huge practical draawback to Bayesians.

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