by: S. Kumar
Anyone who uses email knows what Spam is!
It's annoying and time consuming to wade through volumes of fraud, con and obscene emails to filter out the really important ones. And I am sure you are affected by this menace in some form or other.
How do we reduce this intolerable amounts of junk?
Here are 5 Zero-Cost tools to prevent junk cluttering your mail box. (You can access them all from a single source and the info is given at the end of this article.)
--* For the Average Email User *--
1. Spam.N-Dream, - For the POP3 Mail user.
By far this is the easiest and effective solution for anyone with a POP3 email ID. For e.g. email@example.com.
Spam.n-dream.com is a web based service that retrieves all your email for you and sends you only the emails from email ID's that are pre-authenticated by you. This means, no one can send you an email unless you give prior permission.
This service is very effective - let me tell you that.
2. SpamPal, - The Desktop Solution
SpamPal is a program that sits between your email client and your mailbox, checking your email as you retrieve it.
Any email messages that SpamPal considers to be junk will be "tagged" with a special header; you simply configure your email client to filter anything with this header into a separate folder and your Spam won't be mixed up with the rest of your email anymore!
--* For the Website Owner *--
Posting your email address on your website is a sure way to attract junk. (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org)
In case you are not aware, there exists special software's that harvest anything with an @ in between. This means, your posted emails are sitting ducks for an avalanche of junk.
1. Enkoder Form 6.0, - A Simple Solution for the Webmaster
2. Master SpamBot Buster, - A Thorough CGI Solution
Master Spambot Buster stops robots harvesting email addresses from your web pages. But the script does more than that! It completely stops harvesting your email address from:
-Newsletters, -Newsgroup postings, -Discussion list postings, -Instant messages, -Print ads, -Or any other document
Instead of publishing your email address, you use the Master Spambot Buster method so that your email address is protected from everywhere and from all documents.
This is a great software released by willmaster.com
3. NATATA Anti-Spam Encoder, - Desktop Solution
This program searches for email addresses either from all your web pages or a single page and encodes them all in minutes automatically. Its pure HTML encoding and no Java used.
You do not have to be technically savvy to use this one as it automatically inserts the codes into your web pages. In 2 minutes you can entirely encrypt all your web pages.
This is by far, the best software that I came across
You may access all the 5 tools given above from here: http://www.learnhomebusiness.com/bonuses/spamtools.htm
I hope, these resources will help you to reduce the junk clogging your mail box.
About The Author
Copyright 2003: S. Kumar, http://www.learnhomebusiness.com