5 Steps to Take If Spam is Already Overflowing
1. Open a new email account, giving your new address only to your
trusted inner circle, which would include merchants you shop from
frequently and online publications to which you subscribe.
2. Read the privacy policies of the sites to make sure they don't
plan to share this address.
3. When you contact your friends and associates to tell them about
your new email address, ask them to treat your email address as
an "unlisted number" and not include it in the "TO"
or "CC" field of any message that they're sending to a
list of people. You should request "BCC" only.
4. Don't start your new email account on one of the major email
services. Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL accounts begin receiving spam almost
from the moment a new account is opened. You will be much better
off by getting your own Domain
Name so you can have multiple email addresses.
5. Pick an variety of letters and numbers for your email address
such as j2ohn, so that anyone sending spam to everyone at that email
service by trying to guess email addresses (john@, john1@, john2@,
etc.) will never guess yours.