- Use an alternate email address while online. Setup an alternate, or "public," email address for use when participating in newsgroups, joining contests or for responding to any third-party requests online.
- Refrain from using the "reply" or "remove" option. Some senders may remove the address, but others may flag the email address as "live" and send more spam or sell the address to other spammers. Instead, forward spam to the Federal Trade Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Limit Internet usage at work. Do not access sites that are not business related when at work or on the corporate network such as message boards, e-trade sites, Internet auctions, e-commerce sites, etc.
- Beware of purchasing spam-advertised products. Responding to this type of email makes more personally identifiable information (e.g. name, address, phone number or credit card numbers) available to spammers, which can lead to increased spam.
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