“Public” email address


Use this email address to register on public forums and chat rooms, as well as to subscribe to mailing lists and other Internet services. The following tips will also help reduce the amount of spam delivered to this address.

Treat a public address as a temporary one. The chances that spammers will intercept an address used in the public domain are very high — especially if it is used frequently.

Try to have several “public” addresses. In this case, it will be more likely to track which services send addresses to spammers.

Never reply to spam

Most spammers record receiving responses. Usually, the more you respond to spam, the more it comes.

Think before clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link

Spammers send fake emails with an offer to unsubscribe. This is how they collect active email addresses. If you click on the “Unsubscribe” button in one of these emails, the amount of spam received may increase. Do not follow the “Unsubscribe” link in emails received from unknown sources.

Update your browser in a timely manner

Make sure that your computer is using the latest version of the web browser and has downloaded all the latest Internet security fixes.

Use spam filters

Create an email account only with those providers that use spam filters. Choose an antivirus that also has advanced anti-spam features.