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How do I Choose the Best Spam Program?

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  • Written By: Keith Koons
  • Edited By: Lauren Fritsky
  • Last Modified Date: 28 September 2017
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When searching for a spam program that will eliminate junk mail and annoying pop-ups, users rarely have to look further than the factory software already installed on their computer systems. Almost every email client available on the market has a built-in spam program that will route unwanted emails to a quarantined folder, and another popular option would be to use existing email accounts through online servers that have this type of protection available. The same can be said for eliminating pop-ups in web browsers and on social networking websites; all of them have a spam program that can be implemented through the settings page. There are also hundreds of adequate spam programs available for download on the Internet in the form of firewalls, pop-up blockers, and system optimizers.

To verify that an email program has a spam-blocking feature, simply scan the options along the taskbar. If "spam" is not listed as one of the options, a folder can be created for this very task. Once a spam email is received, it can be dragged to the newly created folder, and all future correspondence from that sender will be placed there. When a spam option is available within the email spam program, the unwanted emails can be filtered the exact same way. Of course, a spam program can also be installed to perform these tasks automatically, but users will have to manually verify that each flagged message is not legitimate.

Another way to avoid buying a spam program would be to use an online email account since each of them has built-in spam protection. Once an account is created, additional email addresses can normally be added from the options menu. After completing this one-time setup, one online account can check emails on multiple servers without actually downloading the messages to the user's computer. The spam program included in these types of accounts is normally very thorough as well, so it provides a quick, easy way to protect from unwanted messages.

A different approach to obtaining a well-rounded spam program would be to download various types of security and optimization software that include spam protection. Firewalls block both incoming and outgoing activity that is not authorized, which eliminates many of the inconveniences that comes from surfing the Internet. Anti-virus suites usually contain a powerful spam program option as well which can block pop-ups and other threats in real time. Also, a thorough registry cleaner will clear out any malware and adware programs that were unintentionally downloaded, which is where many random advertisements and other types of spam come from.

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