Spammers spam because they’re not paying for it, you are. The good news is, you can fight back, and Fighting Spam For Dummies tells you how. Find out
- Where spam comes from
- How to set up spam filters
- How folders help filter out spam
- What additional programs can help
- Where—and how—to report spam
- How best to lobby for spam control
You’ll get the plai n-English explanation for activating any additional protection offered by your ISP, and discover how to make the best use of any spam filter that came with your e-mail program. Fighting Spam For Dummies will arm you with information about
- Making your address harder for spammers to grab
- Why simply hitting “delete” isn’t enough
- Tracking down the source of the spam
- What you can learn from e-mail headers
- How spam filters work—and why they aren’t foolproof
- Setting up the maximum level of filtration for your e-mail program and ISP
- What information your ISP needs when you report spam
- How—and how not—to complain
- Adding protection with POPFile
- Ways to protect your clients if you’re a network administrator
The ultimate solution to spam has yet to be found, but these Internet-savvy authors give you the tools to help level the playing field. They also offer some solid suggestions for anti-spam laws and how you can join the war on spam.
About the Author
RAY EVERETT CHURCH is Chief Privacy Officer for ePrivacyGroup.com.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.
Part I: The World of Spam.
Chapter 1: How Spam Works — and Drives You Crazy!
Chapter 2: How Spammers Get Your Address.
Chapter 3: There Oughtta Be a Law Against Spam!
Chapter 4: Talk to the Hand ’Cuz the Spammer Don’t Care.
Part II: Filtering Spam Out of Your Inbox.
Chapter 5: Mailbox Filtering in Your E-Mail Program.
Chapter 6: Filtering Spam in Outlook Express and Outlook.
Chapter 7: Filtering Spam in Netscape and Mozilla Mail.
Chapter 8: Filtering Spam in Eudora.
Chapter 9: Filtering Spam in AOL and AOL Communicator.
Chapter 10: Filtering Spam in Hotmail, MSN, and Yahoo! Mail.
Part III: Spam-Filtering Programs and Services.
Chapter 11: A Round-Up of Desktop Antispam Programs.
Chapter 12: Antispam Services for Just Plain Folks.
Chapter 13: Server-Side Spam Filtering for Network Administrators.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 14: Ten Spam Scams.
Chapter 15: Ten Internet Annoyances and How to Get Rid of Them.