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Tips to Fight Spam on Your Computer and Cell Phone 2


1) Fight phony messages with disposable addresses
It may seen daunting, but a great way to limit spam is to set up multiple e-mail addresses, each one for a different purpose. Fortunately, most e-mail clients (Outlook, Entourage, Apple Mail) support multiple accounts, so it won't be too hard to set up. We suggest creating a personal account that you only use for contacting close friends and family members. For other online activities like paying bills or your bank account, create a separate account.

It's well worth the effort of setting up another address (we suggest using a free e-mail service like Gmail, AOL Mail, or Yahoo!) for Web purchases, newsletters, subscriptions, and registering for cool new Web services. If one account is compromised, an=d the little spam buggers start sneaking through, drop it and open another.

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