This morning I had to delete nearly 200 spam emails. The volume has been rising gradually over the last year, but it is now beyond a joke so I would appreciate some advice based on knowledge of the current state of the spam war.
On my PC I have Word 2000Professional, a Kerio Firewall, Norton 2006,and I use Outlook Express,with broadband via NTL, and my webpage hosting via LCN.
Almost all the spam comes from either the webpage info@ link, or through my business email (I work from home).
What to do? I can get rid of the info@ and substitute something different produced in a graphic software to prevent auto-harvesting. But I need to keep my business email so I guess this means producing a list of people/companies allowed access? Can I configure my existing software better, or should I upgrade my Norton? I was also thinking of installing Mailwasher which seems well thought of in your forums.
I realise I will never get rid of all of the junk but I do need to do something. So any general advice/comments would be appreciated.