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How to Avoid Spam.

Listed below are the main measures to avoid or reduce the amount of junk mails you will receive:

But even when you follow our guidelines for using an alias and keeping it discreet, you will eventually start to receive spam. Here is what you must do. Every email application allows you to create folders:

The spam filter uses a statistical method based on the contents of everyone’s spam and good folders to decide what is spam. So the system depends on everyone participating.

If you use an email application, such as Thunderbird, you can manipulate folders from there, so long as you make sure to “subscribe” to folders. But it may be easier to visit