One of the problems that increasingly affect those with any email account is SPAM, over 50% of emails that are circulating on the Internet.
Spam is unsolicited email sent in bulk mainly advertising purposes but can also be hoaxes or hoaxes, shipments of virus or malware, scams, ….
Some features of these emails
Was sent from an address created solely for that purpose, which is soon discarded, or from a fictitious sender.
The message comes from a company or person with whom we have no relationship and also is not clearly identified. Nor faithful seek buyers or recognition.
The address to unsubscribe from the mailing list or does not exist, or is false, or simply the request is ignored.
Your content is misleading, illegal, inappropriate, fraudulent or offensive.
As are sent indiscriminately recipient matters little.
They are repetitive.
More and more often, using Trojans that allow them to use the so-called zombie machines to send emails without the computer owner being aware of it (Microsoft believes that more than half of all spam is sent by these teams), so it is important to keep your computer clean.
To prevent the emails that are returned because the addresses that were sent there not, put a different return address, thus avoiding on the one hand be identified and, second, carry their own servers.
To bypass the filters slightly modify the names of the products advertised, inserting spaces, dashes, slashes, changing the order of letters or replacing one.
To send these mass emails spammers need to get email addresses in different ways, ranging from purchasing to companies or individuals to robots that crawl the Internet in search, to hoaxes, newsgroups and using random directions and sending messages to verify that they are valid and which are not.
To prevent these emails reach users there Blacklists calls, which are databases of mail servers that are setup by your SPAM source, so the other servers block traffic from those included in them.
Tips to avoid falling prey to spammers:
Do not answer emails never SPAM or use the option to unsubscribe, thus all we got is to confirm that our address is valid.
Do not put our email address in public places, such as forums or chat rooms, and, if there is no other choice, avoid putting substituting the @ # or *, user # hotmail.com, thus not recognized as email by robots.
Use unusual account names that are easy to avoid and randomly generate.
Have at least two email addresses, one for friends, family, work … and one for all those Web sites where we are asked to check for example. That way if we send a lot of spam on close not cause us any problems practically.
Do not forward chain letters or hoaxes, and if we delete all the addresses of the people that was sent.
When we send an email to multiple recipients, especially if you do not know each other, it’s best to use the BBC or BCC (Blind Carbon Copy).
Disable the preview and not open the spam, as some spammers include a code to open the message sends a response that they find out that the address is valid.
If our email get a lot of spam and we want to keep, we can reduce the discomfort caused us using either anti-spam programs as:
Either the filter which has both the mailers as the post Web (the sender lock option is not effective for what has been said above, spammers change direction).
The filters all operate similarly, have a number of fields, some more than others, in which are inserted the criteria to be met by the email that arrives in our mailbox to perform a certain action, in our case, send as SPAM or to the trash.
Fields included are: From or Sender (where we can put a name, an email address, a domain …), To or Cc, Subject. Unfortunately not everyone has the Message text field or message body that would make more effective filtering.
In the Subject and message body must put keywords and unusual leading e-mails or we want to filter, that way we avoid that are considered spam others are not.
In relation to the body of the message should be borne in mind that, in many cases, what we believe is a text is an image so it’s useless to insert into the filter containing the words, sometimes carries hidden link to a Web page (this will know because the image will appear in a box), and the latter in that it is a word that hides a link what we do is move the mouse over the bar We state now shows the direction you take, copy it and put it in the filter criterion.
In addition to the filters, Hotmail has other options to combat spam, we can find in the Options tab found in the mail if we select Protection against spam.
The interest to us to prevent SPAM are three:
Spam Filter: It has three levels, Low, High and Exclusive. In the first level captures the mail clearly identified as junk, the other two levels can be considered as such emails are not SPAM. At the third level only receives email and Hotmail contacts, the rest will go to the spam folder.
Block: You can enter email addresses or domains only, the latter is very useful when it comes to domains such as finklfan.com rare. Are eliminated directly.
Confirmation of identification as spam: When receiving a message we click spam, you have the option to thereafter be automatically deleted.
The fashion of sending pps, jokes, pictures, … to friends, family and acquaintances causing it to chain letters bearing the message body in many directions and the risk of falling into the hands of spammers is very high.
So, finally, insist that it is best to avoid not forward mail without deleting previous addresses of recipients and tell people that we send them to us to do the same, it is very easy to do, (to respond select addresses and press the Delete key) and if possible have them shipped using BCC (blind carbon copy).
I do not receive emails in my outlook
One of the most common problems we see is the famous “I do not receive emails in my outlook” and in this guide we will try to resolve the various complications that can enter our most precious mail client.
Identify the following:
Check if you can access the internet correctly (sometimes the connection drops)
Then see if you can login to your server (note this is important)
If you have webmail, go through it with your username and password, then:
Send a test email to your hotmail and all rely to check it out.
Now verify that your account settings are correct in Outlook, you can use this guide as an example.
If the problem persists, contact the service technician to fix problems with your PC, your windows might be having some problems with viruses or Trojans that may impede the proper functioning of your outlook.