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Most popular (updated, see right): spammer tricks | avoiding spam | using nslookup and host | “male health” (ahem) spam | drug spam

Basic spam info (for everyone): frequently asked questions | Rick’s rules of spam | spam glossary | don’t do business with spammers!! | don’t get phished!! | ethical bulk-mailing | classic spam rackets

Spam mechanics (for the curious): spammer tricks | opt-in and opt-out explained | spam transmission (and a closer look at an SMTP transfer) | sample spam analyses

Dealing with spam (for the pissed-off): avoiding spam | filtering spam | why (and how) to report spam (and detailed instructions for do-it-yourselfers)

Spamstoppers’ notebook (network tools): introduction | ping | nslookup & host | whois | traceroute | curl | dig | finding upstream providers

Spammer-tainment: classic spam gallery | lame excuses for spamming | spam websites | chain letters

Miscellaneous stuff: terms & conditions for this site | links elsewhere | the attic (old pages) | site map

Are you often afraid to open your e-mail inbox? Do you dread a deluge of unasked-for advertisements for bogus remedies, counterfeit prescription drugs, pornography, phony stocks, body part enlargements (or reductions), vacations you’ve “won,” “work-at-home” schemes, “free” trinkets, and other detritus? If so, then welcome to the community: you’re a victim of spam.

Who sends this stuff? Why do they send it to you? What tricks do they use to send it? What can you do about it? These are among the questions I hope to be able to answer on this site. I’m presenting what I’ve learned over several years of receiving, analyzing, and reporting spam; I make it available for the public interest, with the hopes that it may help you deal with your own stuffed inbox.

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