A Few Tips To
Reduce Your Junk Mail
SPAM - SPAM is an attempt to deliver email to persons who would
not otherwise choose to receive it. At this point you should
know what we are talking about, but in case you don't, search your
deleted mail, or inbox for Viagra ads, mortgage refinance ads,
stock alerts, and even emails with subjects that would make a
Usually, this unsolicited email contains
fraudulent credentials (email headers containing inaccurate
information). Headers are the "return address" of the email
world. If a person wants to send you a postal letter and not allow you
to track them down, they put a bogus return address; same thing
with spam. They may even go so far as to create a return
address as someone from your OWN domain!
How did SPAMMERS get my e-mail address and what can I do to
prevent them from getting it?
First, don't post your real e-mail address on public websites such as
newsgroups, chat rooms, web sites, etc. Spammers use automatic
programs that scan these publicly accessible sites in order to
collect email addresses. Instead, use a free "throw-away" e-mail
account like ones from Google or Outlook.com. If you don't have a free
email account go get one today, you will be amazed how easy they
are to get... so easy in fact, that many of the junk mail
messages you receive will be from an @yahoo.com or @hotmail.com
Before filling out forms on a website that require personal
information about you (like your e-mail address), ALWAYS read
about the right to share your address with "marketing partners"
and/or "affiliates", be extremely cautious. You have no idea who
those partners are or how many, nor do you know what those
partners may do with your information once it's shared with them
(like sell it to even more "affiliates"). Unless the privacy
policy contains language stating exactly who will get the
information, and what they are allowed to do with it, sharing
and otherwise, the recommendation is not to submit any personal
information that you want to keep private. If there is no
information at all. Also, consider using a "throw-away" account
Many SPAM e-mails contain a link that purportedly will
unsubscribe you from their list. Clicking on this link only
serves to verify to the SPAMMER that there is a live active
e-mail address at the other end. When you reply, you verify that
your email address is "deliverable" which in turn makes your
address more valuable to the spammer, since deliverable
addresses sell for a higher price. So this is a catch 22. If you
reply you verify, but if its really a remove link and you don't
click it you will never be removed.
What are you guys doing about SPAM?
InertLogic employs advanced
anti-spam controls that target the source of the unwanted or
unsolicited email, the offending servers themselves.
Regrettably, many of these servers are run by reputable
companies who have unwittingly been “hacked” by the
unscrupulous purveyors of bulk email.
In 2014, it expected that
nearly 18 trillion terabytes of data will move via email.
Much of this is in the form of unsolicited and unwanted junk
mail. Our intent is to work with other mail users to reduce
the amount of unwanted email. This vigilance has a price,
Occasionally, we are
challenged with scenarios where wanted email is rejected.
Certainly this can be frustrating as it is usually through
no “fault” of the sender or recipient. In those instances,
it is important for the person who SENT the message to
contact their ISP or mail service provider. The chances are
very good that MUCH email is being returned because of the
As one of our customers, we
also have options for you. On those occasions when it is
critically important for you to receive mail from a source
identified in the blacklist database, we will add it to your
domain’s list of authorized senders. Regrettably, until
there is a problem with delivery, we can’t predict which
messages will bounce. Forward those messages to
Finally, we have a number
of client side anti-spam controls that work right on your
workstation and are easily configurable. For less than a cup of coffee each day,
you can protect yourself from the deluge of unwanted mail
that has become a mainstay of the Internet age. Call
your account representative for more details.
We also suggest you contact us and allow us to
help you determine if the link is a real removal link. Feel free
to email us or call us
to speak with one of our engineers.