I do to avoid getting spammed?
often send their mail to email addresses that they find in
chat rooms, newsgroups, mailing lists, or on the Web. Unfortunately,
it can be extremely difficult to determine how they found
your email address. You should, however, be cautious when
using your email address in any way that would make it publicly
available. Some legitimate companies on the Web that request
your email address may later sell it to bulk emailers; before
submitting your email address to anyone on the Web, be certain
you understand their privacy policies to learn how they will
use it. Please note, it is Juno's policy to never to share
your name or email address with any third party without your
use Juno 5.0, you can avoid spam ever getting in your Inbox,
by using a powerful new feature called Mail Assistants. If
you receive a lot of unsolicited mail, you can use Juno to
block the email addresses for people or organizations you
receive the mail from. Blocking an email address creates
a Mail Assistant that automatically moves the mail from the
sender you specify to your Deleted Messages folder. If you
decide that you want to receive mail from this particular
email address again, you can always disable the Mail Assistant
that was created.
block an email address in Juno 5.0:
the message list of the Read screen, right-click the message
that is from the email address you want to block and click
Block Sender on the shortcut menu.
- A message
appears confirming that all messages from this email address
will be automatically deleted. Click OK.
next time you receive a message from this email address,
it is automatically moved to your Deleted Messages folder;
you never see it in your Inbox.
note, Mail Assistants are available only in Juno 5.0. To determine
which version of Juno is installed on your computer, open
Juno and click About Juno on the Help
menu. The version of Juno currently installed on your computer
is displayed at the top of the About Juno dialog
box that appears. If you'd like to upgrade your Juno software,
you can download the latest version for free by going to http://my.juno.com/start/download.do
also create your own Mail Assistants to handle spam. If you
realize that certain words or phrases are repeated in messages
you receive, you can create a Mail Assistant to delete those
messages that contain that word or phrase, whether it's in
the subject line or in the text of the message. For example,
if you get spammed with messages that tell you how to get
rich quickly, you can have your Mail Assistant delete messages
that contain the phrase, MAKE MONEY FAST.
create your own Mail Assistant:
the Options menu, click Mail Assistants.
the Mail Assistants dialog box, click New
the New Mail Assistant box, click get
to apply your Mail Assistant to mail you receive.
how many Mail Assistant conditions need to be met in your
message. Following the text, and, you have the following
all to make sure that all conditions are met
in the message before the action(s) is performed.
any to make sure that at least one of the conditions
is met in the message before the action(s) is performed.
the arrow to select your condition type and then type the
appropriate value. For example, if you receive many spam
messages about making money, you could select the condition,
the text contains, and then type Make Money Fast
in the box below.
the arrow under do this to select your actions and
then type the appropriate values. For example, you could
select the action, delete it. This way, any time
you get a message that contains the text, "make money fast,"
it is automatically deleted.
the Continue applying my other mail assistants after
this one executes check box to enable other Mail Assistants
to run after this one runs. Clear this check box if you
want this Mail Assistant to be the last Assistant that is
applied to your messages.
the Mail assistant's name box, type a descriptive
name for your Mail Assistant. For example, "Junk Mail Remover."