What is Spam? Tips and Recommendations
Junk e-mail is called Spam. Spam is usually defined as “mass produced unsolicited e-mail” or “mass produced unsolicited commercial e-mail.” In other words, it is junk mail.
Some Internet Providers now have anti-spam programs built into their service. They are not perfect, but they work fairly well. You can also get an anti-spam program for your computer, but unfortunately I don’t have any experience with them, so I can’t recommend any. You can also build your own anti-spam filters in most e-mail programs, but this can be quite complex for beginners, and usually they don’t stop that much spam. We suggest Vipre Internet Security which has the ability to not only check your email but your Facebook page as well for malicious content.
Most spam messages contain scams, pornography, hoaxes, viruses, or similar things. It is strongly recommended that you do NOT open these. Also, We highly suggest that you should NEVER reply to them, because it verifies that your address is valid.