Summary

Here are our top tips on how to avoid receiving spam/junk mail.

Tips for avoiding spam

  • Don’t ever publish your email address on any publicly available web page. This prevents people from harvesting your email address.
  • Don’t give your email address people you think may misuse it.
  • Don’t reply to spam email. You only confirm that your address is active and they will send you more.
  • Don’t click on any ‘Remove Email’ or ‘Unsubscribe’ links in any spam email.
  • Don’t use a catch-all email address.
  • Do setup a second, “throw-away” email address for subscribing to newsletters.

Graph showing spam vs. ham e-mail

This pie-chart shows an approximation of the percentage of spam and ham e-mail delivered to our mail servers.

Spam to Ham Ratio