To prevent SPAM emails
Never reply to a SPAM email
SPAM emails will almost always invite you to unsubscribe from their mailing list. This is a way for them to confirm your email address is real. It will offer a link, or it will say something like 'Reply to this email with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject', never do it. In this guide we will give you some general tips about how you can try and minimise these nuisance SPAM emails.
First, let's start with some basics about SPAM emails.
What is a SPAM email?
A SPAM Email is an unsolicited commercial email, in other words, an email trying to sell you something which you haven't requested.
Where do they get my email address from?
Spammers get email addresses by various methods, the most common are listed below:
Dictionary attacks: Some spammers use software to randomly generate email addresses for popular email providers. Commonly called dictionary attacks, the software will guess the first part of an email address: [email protected] *The way to avoid this is to use an email address containing special characters such as underscores or numbers.
Purchasing third party lists: Buying email addresses from third parties.*To avoid this only give your email address to trusted sites.
Email Harvesters: Some spammers use special software called email harvesters which scan webpages for email addresses. Common targets for email harvesters are message boards and social networking websites.*To avoid your email being picked up by this type of software, when including your email address on a webpage (for example when you use a message board) try to obscure it. For example, use john AT yourprovider.com instead of using the @ symbol.
Some SPAM Emails appear to come from trusted sites? This is called email spoofing, in these cases the spammer's apparent email address will be a trusted domain name. The only way to really see where the email has come from is by viewing the full header information of the SPAM email.
How can I report SPAM emails? To actively do something about the SPAM problem by reporting any SPAM emails you receive, there are different ways to go about it depending on where you live.
How to Report SPAM emails in the United States? In the US the legislation covering SPAM emails is the CAN-SPAM ACT (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act).*To report any SPAM emails forward a copy of them to [email protected]. For more on the CAN-SPAM ACT visit the Federal Trade Commission website.
How to Report SPAM emails in the United Kingdom? In the UK you have the The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.*To report SPAM emails that have originated from the UK you can fill out a complaint form, this is a Microsoft Word document which you can find here.
Port 25 error problem of GLOBE Broadband
What is Port 25?
All networks have ports which are used for the different services available to users who connect to that network. A network such as Globe’s has a port for all email that passes through that network and which will be the default port used by an email client to connect an email server. This is also the default port to send email.
There are standard numbers for many of the ports on networks. The standard port which handles email is Port 25; all e-mail sent via the Internet is routed through the port 25. Port 25 is the channel used for communication between an e-mail client and an e-mail server.
What changes is Globe Broadband making? Why?
Globe Broadband wants to play an active role in the fight against spam, both in to and coming from our service. Globe Broadband is therefore taking steps to reduce spam by blocking ports on its network which can be targeted by spammers, such as Port 25.
By default, different networks set up Port 25 without requiring any username or password; this means that sometimes messages or even viruses can travel via Port 25 and can present as spam or junk mail to users on that network. Spam or email carrying viruses can then infect other users, generating even more spam.
Blocking Port 25 will help prevent virus-infected computers from sending unsolicited email.
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