Add people you know to your safe sender list and unwanted senders to your blocked list. This helps personalize your email experience to deliver email that you want into your Inbox, and to filter unwanted email into the Junk folder or Quarantine.
Unsubscribe from email if you no longer care to receive mail from a user or organization. If a person or company that you have added to your safe sender list sends out a newsletter that you no longer want to subscribe to, you can safely unsubscribe. To remove your email address from newsletters or mailing lists that are on your safe senders list, click Unsubscribe. If you use Outlook, Microsoft will notify the people who created the newsletter to stop sending it to you. This information is not sent through Microsoft—it goes directly from you to the sender of the newsletter.
Share your email address only with people you know. Avoid posting your email address on your social networking site, in large Internet directories, and in job-posting websites. Don’t even post it on your own website (unless you disguise it as described below).
Ignore junk email or IM. Spammers get rich (and build their contact lists, too) when people buy their “products.” So don’t reply to spam (even to unsubscribe), buy anything from an unfamiliar business, give to any “charity” you don’t know by reputation, or agree to hold or transfer money for anyone. Messages that appear to come from Microsoft and that ask for your password or threaten to close your account or expire your password are false.
Watch for preselected boxes. Companies will preselect options for you when you are conducting online shopping or requesting information. Clear check boxes that subscribe you to email newsletters if you do not want to be contacted.
Disguise your email address. When you post to a message board, newsgroup, chat room, or other public web page, spell out your entire email address, for example, UserName AT example DOT com. This way, a person can interpret your address, but the automated programs that spammers use often cannot.
Improve your computer’s security. You can greatly reduce your risk from hackers, viruses, and worms if you use a firewall, keep your Windows and Microsoft Office software up to date, and install antivirus and antispyware software (and update it routinely).
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