Limit Unsolicited Commercial Emails (SPAM) - and What To Do With the SPAM You Get)

March 4, 2014

spam-limit When you are already feeling behind and overwhelmed with staying on top of your email, SPAM is enough to make you crazy!    Here are a few tips for limiting SPAM (unsolicited commercial emails).

Federal SPAM Guides

Be careful using Opt-Out Links

If you get SPAM from a reputable company and do not want their messages, use their opt out link. If the email is not from a reputable company, their opt out link might be a phishing attack.  When you click the link to opt out, they now know they have a valid email address that someone checks and that is worth a lot of money to the right buyers.

File a Complaint

You can file complaints at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints or forward SPAM emails to spam@uce.gov  

BONUS:  Get Rid of Text Spam!

Did you know you can forward Spam texts to 7726 (SPAM) and let your wireless provider take care of them? Many providers have set this number up to receive complaints.   AT&T and Verizon are two providers that participate. Thanks to David for sharing!