Unwanted email has grown increasingly common and sophisticated. It now includes not only unsolicited commercial messages, but also fraud schemes, identity theft attempts, and dangerous attachments. Because the majority of this mail is now sent from virus-infected computers, many of the strategies that worked to combat spam a few years ago have become less effective. In Managing Spam Essential Training, William E. Weinman describes the state of spam today, shows how to recognize the various types, and explains the dangers they present. He also shares techniques for ensuring that legitimate email continues to get through, and offers up-to-date strategies for reducing the amount of junk email received at important addresses.
Defending against "phishing" attacks (identity theft)
Identifying 419 scams, malware, and more
Setting up spam filters and block lists
Sorting spam from legitimate email daily
Using tagged or separate addresses for different situations
Being a good email citizen