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how do I | use email | dealing with spam
Because email is so simple and cheap to use, many companies use it to send product information to very large numbers of email addresses without bothering to find out if the recipients are interested in the product. Just like junk mail sent by post, unsolicited email (widely known as 'Spam') can sometimes be a nuisance.

The best way to deal with unwanted email is to delete it and forget it. Some people get very angry about being sent unsolicited email and write off complaints to all and sundry, but this often makes matters worse. Not only does it take up more time than simply deleting the offending messages, but some unscrupulous senders of unwanted mail will deliberately add people who complain to more and more lists. Even if the unsolicited message you receive gives "unsubscribe" instructions, it is usually best to ignore them, as to respond merely confirms that the address the sender has on his list is correct.

So unless you know the source of the message to be a reputable and reliable company, just delete unsolicited email and forget it. It's quick, it's easy, it takes only seconds, plus it's virtually stress-free - unlike complaining.



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