Oracle Tips by Burleson
Chapter 13 - Spam, Spam,
Spam e-mail is a part of life for
Internet users, and can be the source of great frustration if
a solution is not found and implemented. This chapter has presented
ways to deal with the issue of spam. Some of the salient points are
Suspected spam should be deleted.
Suspected spam should never receive a reply.
Internet Best Practices should be implemented.
Spam filtering programs and services should be
used to authenticate e-mail.
While there have been legislative efforts made
to regulate the out of control world of spam, it is only legitimate
bulk e-mailers that abide by new rules as they are passed. Many
spammers operate below the radar screen and are already engaging in
criminal practice. These types of spammers are not likely to adhere
to additional regulations.
The more likely solution to the e-mail problem
will come through the education of consumers. As the population
becomes increasingly Internet savvy and learns to detect and avoid
fraud and scams, the amount of money to be made by engaging in these
activities will decrease. As profits fall, so will motivation to
engage in the practice, and spammers may begin to consider other
ways to spend their time.
The saying goes “knowledge is power.” By
publication of this book the hope was to arm the reader with
knowledge of the perils that may exist while using the Internet as
well as tools to use to avoid becoming a victim.
The Internet offers seemingly innumerable
opportunities for learning, communication, and commerce. It is a
shame that some unscrupulous individuals have taken a resource
developed to improve communication and share information and turned
it into an outlet for fraud, coercion, and corruption. By remaining
cautious, using some of the tips and tricks provided in this book,
and using common sense, the Internet user can safely navigate the
Internet for its intended purpose and have an enjoyable experience.
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