Fighting Spam for Dummies

Fighting Spam for Dummies

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If you have e-mail, you have spam - that annoying electronic junk mail that jams your inbox, sometimes makes you blush, and takes a lot of the fun out of your online experience. Spam wastes thousands of hours and costs you, the recipient of the stuff you don't want, thousands of dollars in increased costs that your Internet service provider eventually passes along to you. In fact, a European survey in 2001 revealed that spam costs about $9.4 billion each year! 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. It helps you 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; and, how best to lobby for spam control. In this work, you'll get plain-English explanation for activating any additional protection offered by your ISP, and discover how to make the best use of any spam filter.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0764559656
  • 9780764559655
  • 2,257,680

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Find out how to make your inbox off-limits to spammers! Reclaim your inbox with filters and helpful hints! Stop choking on spam --here's how to report it and how to can it

Spam giving you indigestion? Help is on the way! Although there's no magic pill yet, this little book is packed with practical tips for keeping much of that trash from ever reaching your inbox. Find out how spam filters work, which ones work best, and how you can become a global antispam warrior.

Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

Give spammers the slip Complain to the right people Follow the header trail Block messages by sender Activate controls on different e-mail programs Install and use POPFile
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Table of contents

Introduction.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.Index.
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" informative, fun and easy-to-read book which does not patronise the reader and will not confuse." ( Virus Bulletin , April 2005)
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" informative, fun and easy-to-read book which does not patronise the reader and will not confuse." (Virus Bulletin, April 2005)
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About Ray Everett-Church

JOHN R. LEVINE and MARGARET LEVINE YOUNG are the bestselling coauthors of numerous books, including The Internet For Dummies. RAY EVERETT CHURCH is Chief Privacy Officer for
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