There are many ways you can avoid unsolicited email messages (spam), but here are some of the most effective ways.

When you create your e-mail address, ensure that it isn’t predictable. Having an email address such as can make it easier for spammers to send you these unsolicited email messages. Another way you could try and avoid spam is by never publicly submitting your email address online. If you post your email on your website, bulletin boards etc, spam bots can easily find your email, and you’ll instantly be added to a spam list.

If you need to provide a method of online contact for your website visitors, use a contact form rather than publishing your email address.

Usually, it’s always best if you have two email addresses. When you sign up for a service which requires you to submit your email, and if you aren’t too sure on how their email policy operates, you can submit them a second email address, which will ensure that your primary mailbox remains spam-free. Remember, if at a later stage you feel you can trust the company you have submitted your secondary email address to, you can always change it back to your primary mailbox.

One of the more important ways to prevent spam is by having spam protection on the server. All Europa Studio hosting servers come with SpamAssassin, which is very effective at identifying spam email messages, and removing them before they reach your mailbox.

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