Even spam had Christmas off

By Michael Baxter on 26 February 2011 with tags Hosting and domain names

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Spam made up 80% of all email messages on the internet in December, compared with 84% in November. The spam percent-age fell to 70% on Christmas day which seems to indicate spammers even had Christmas off.

Utopia has a variety of systems in place to monitor and reduce the amount of spam that arrives in your mailbox. We recommend you do however work through the checklist below to help keep yourself protected from spam and other viruses:

  • Unsubscribe from mailing lists that you no longer want to receive
  • Be selective about the web sites where you register your email address
  • Avoid publishing your primary email address on the Internet
  • Avoid clicking on suspicious links in email messages
  • Always be sure that your operating system is up-to-date with the latest updates
  • Do not open unknown email attachments
  • Do not reply to spam
  • Do not fill out forms in messages that ask for personal or financial information or passwords