Microsoft Outlook Tech Tip – Spam and Pop-ups!


To reduce your email spam, turn off the preview pane in Microsoft Outlook.  This will allow you to still partially
read the email without actually opening it.  The preview pane is usually on by default.  By clicking on the email
to delete it, you aren't opening it and exposing yourself to future spam from the sender, or others that
might purchase your email address from other spammers.  I have found this to be a very effective way to
minimize spam without losing potential clients and referrals that find me on the internet.  You can setup rules in
outlook to move certain emails to the junk mail folder, but I find when you do this, you end up with multiple
folders with multiple emails and it can quickly become very time consuming and difficult to manage.

For Pop-ups

You may want to also consider running a program like adaware to minimize the amount of pop-ups that can
manifest in your computer. Many websites like to download spywares and trojans to your computer and hide
them in difficult to find locations. These spywares report back to the website where you visit on the web so they
can send you more and more popups. Here's what adaware can do for you:


1. AdWareAlert scans your computer for hidden parasites and removes them permanently.
2. Their advanced system cleaner works to repair and correct errors caused by ad and spywares
     and tweaks your PC for optimal performance.
3. Annoying pop-up ads are blocked before they have a chance to bother you again.

Lavasoft offers a FREE download of the program if you're interested.

I am always looking for ways to help my fellow computer users to maximize their computer performance without
jeopardizing the integrity and security of their systems.  There are many articles and posts regarding SPAM and
Pop-ups, I thought this would be a great tip at getting you more prepared with your cyber Real Estate endeavors
and your online communications.

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