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Offline vincityhn1

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« on: September 25, 2018, 12:26:43 AM »
I get a lot of spam emails.
I'm really upset.
How can I prevent this?

Offline MrPhil

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Re: Help!
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 04:02:45 AM »
  • Don't give out your real email address on a site. Use a Contact Form instead. If your email address is already "out in the wild", and being inundated with spam, get a new email address -- that one's ruined.
  • A Contact Form can have code to challenge contactors with a CAPTCHA, to try to screen out bots, and can scan the text for "excessive" links and certain keywords.
  • Use spam management tools on your email account, such as the Spam Assassin system on LP. You may be able to adjust some settings to tune it to get rid of what's coming in to your mail.
  • Consider using custom-written code to screen all incoming email, discarding anything that appears "spammy" (more than one link, certain keywords, etc.).
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