Reducing SPAM on Provide Net
Reducing Unsolicited Commercial Email takes planning!
First line of defense: NEVER give your
email address out to advertisers! This includes contests and other places where they
collect your name! Your email address can then be sold and then you're going to get hit.
If you get a spam message DO NOT respond.
Most emailers are looking for validation of the address, they say to REMOVE
reply message to this message, in reality your response simply validates
that someone is reading that email address. Please act responsibly, spam is
annoying and unfortunately not going away, yet we can be active about
reducing it. Don't use spam to fight spam!
Another technique is to use a "spam-collection" email box that you give out
to dubious sources. There are several services that provide free email boxes you can use
for this, i.e.
http://mail.yahoo.com, or http://www.hotmail.com.
A further technique is to use the filters built into your mail reader.
Microsoft Outlook, Netscape Mail and Eudora all have filters. You can have the mail automatically sent into your
trash basket when you download it based on Subject line (for instance if it contains ADV
or GET RICH QUICK, etc) or body of the message. Or for that matter by sender -- you could,
should you want to, just create a list of people you'll accept mail from, and dump
We participate in CAUCE and ACTIVELY prohibit spam.
We filter based on the Real-Time Black List and don't allow invalid domain names. We
prohibit our users from sending spam and have terminated customers for violating our Acceptable Use Policy.
For additional ideas try: http://spam.abuse.net