Spam Primer/This is True

I’m a regular subscriber of a newsletter called This is True, which contains several bizarre news stories that happen to be true (even though some of the stories almost seem too stupid or too bizarre to be true). This newsletter comes out once a week, and it’s so good, I’ve even paid for an upgrade to the Premium edition, which has more stories.

I recently became aware of another website that the head author above newsletter (Randy Cassingham) maintains, which I found to be very useful to a lot of people.

If you want to know how to reduce the impact of spam (including unsolicited e-mail and chain letters), I can highly recommend the Spam Primer. It tells you (amongst other things) how to distinguish mail from friends and mail from spammers (even if they appear to come from your friends), what to do and not to do, and how to avoid becoming a part of the spamming problem.

The whole website takes a little less time than reading a paper-based daily newspaper (15-20 minutes, depending on your reading speed), from start to end.

So before you as much as touch another e-mail message, please read and understand the Spam Primer, and be part of the solution rather than the problem!