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Yes, please link my existing account with for quick, secure access.
No, I would like to create a new account with my profile information.
No one likes opening up their e-mail account to find a bunch of junk. Yes, the delete button is a handy tool but I don't know about you, after a half hour of going through a big pile of unnecessary e-mail, my deleting finger goes numb and my mood turns sour.
You can avoid getting this stuff in the first place, if you just take a few steps and be proactive.
Separate your e-mail accounts
Create a separate Web e-mail address—separate from your personal e-mail address—that you can give when registering for free software or online deals, or even when ordering from a company online. Any free web e-mail account will work, and I like to use my Hotmail account because it has some pretty powerful organizational features to help avoid getting spam altogether.
I like to give my primary address to friends and family, and then use a separate one when I'm ordering yet another pair of strappy sandals or that face cream promising to wipe away those fine lines and bad memories.
Back away from the Reply All button
You know when you get e-mail that you know is junk and the sender tells you to reply with REMOVE in the subject or body of the message to take yourself off their odious list?
DON'T DO IT!
When you reply to what is already known junk, you let spammers know that yes, your e-mail address is up, running, and being used right now. It's like waving a white flag that says, "I read unsolicited e-mail. I may even reply! Please send more!"
The best way to "opt out" of a spammer's mailing list is to pretend you never received the e-mail message. Put your hands over your ears and sing, "La-la-la-la...I can't HEAR you!" (No one likes to be ignored and they probably won't bother you again.)
Make the Junk Mail Filter work for you
The Junk E-Mail filter in Outlook is your best friend, and really, your best tool for controlling the flow of whatever you deem "junk" to your Inbox. It really is like having a personal security officer, and the settings you choose are ones you can continue to update, refresh, and hone as often as you want.
Read more about the Junk E-Mail Filter in Outlook 2010, and be sure to download and install the latest Junk Email Filter update package here for Outlook 2010 and for Outlook 2007.
I'm sure you have your own ways of avoiding spam; care to share below?