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Thwarting Spam with Windows Mail’s Junk Filter

Spam—unsolicited commercial messages—has become a plague upon the earth. Unless you’ve done a masterful job at keeping your address secret, you probably receive at least a few spam emails every day, and it’s more likely that you receive a few dozen. The bad news is that most experts agree that it’s only going to get worse. And why not? Spam is one of the few advertising media for which the costs are substantially borne by the users, not the advertisers.

The best way to avoid spam is to avoid getting on a spammer’s list of addresses in the first place. That’s hard to do these days, but here are some steps you can take:


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