Fighting Spam For Dummies (Paperback)
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Fighting Spam For Dummies (Paperback)

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Paperback 236 Pages / Published: 29/01/2004
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If you have e-mail, you have spam-that annoying electronic junk mail that jams your inbox, sometimes makes you blush, and takes a lot of the fun out of your online experience. Spam wastes thousands of hours and costs you, the recipient of the stuff you don't want, thousands of dollars in increased costs that your Internet service provider eventually passes along to you. In fact, a European survey in 2001 revealed that spam costs about $9.4 billion each year!

Spammers spam because they're not paying for it, you are. The good news is, you can fight back, and Fighting Spam For Dummies tells you how. Find out

Where spam comes fromHow to set up spam filtersHow folders help filter out spamWhat additional programs can helpWhere-and how-to report spamHow best to lobby for spam control

You'll get the plai n-English explanation for activating any additional protection offered by your ISP, and discover how to make the best use of any spam filter that came with your e-mail program. Fighting Spam For Dummies will arm you with information about

Making your address harder for spammers to grabWhy simply hitting "delete" isn't enoughTracking down the source of the spamWhat you can learn from e-mail headersHow spam filters work-and why they aren't foolproofSetting up the maximum level of filtration for your e-mail program and ISPWhat information your ISP needs when you report spamHow-and how not-to complainAdding protection with POPFileWays to protect your clients if you're a network administrator

The ultimate solution to spam has yet to be found, but these Internet-savvy authors give you the tools to help level the playing field. They also offer some solid suggestions for anti-spam laws and how you can join the war on spam.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780764559655
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 214 x 142 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...an informative, fun and easy-to-read book which does not patronise the reader and will not confuse." ( Virus Bulletin, April 2005)

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