MSFE Spam Self-Help for Users

Here is a list of things you can do to help prevent receiving spam in the first place:

  • Do not use a catchall email account on your domain(s). Only list aliases and POP accounts that you actually use. This stops the frequent spams that fire off emails to a list of names on a domain.
  • Obfuscate your email addresses on your website, i.e. replace them with JavaScript “trick” email addresses, or, switch to web forms for initial contact, rather than displaying an email address.
  • Never, ever, click on any links in any spam – especially not to “unsubscribe”. All this does is confirm to the spammer that they have a “live” address.
  • Configure your mail client to read any incoming emails in plain-text, never html. Html spam emails contain links to graphics and scripts on spammers sites, confirming your email address.

We are taking a short break and will close the store, helpdesk and email from Wednesday, 30 November through Tuesday, 6 December 2022.

If you purchase a license or Service Package before the closing date and require installation, please be sure to leave at least 24 hours before then for the work to be done. Otherwise, any work will be scheduled for after this period. We will reopen on Wednesday, 7 December 2022.