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Brian Wright

President and CEO of Firestone Technical Resources, Inc. and primary blog contributor for technical solutions to computer problems.

His posts typically reflect real situations that required real solutions. Many of these solutions are compiled from several other blogs or just personal experience and put into a easy to follow process.
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How to Reduce Unwanted E-mail and Phone Calls

We continually get requests for advice on how to reduce the number of spam e-mail messages and robot calls. In some cases, this is hard to combat but you need to start with these steps.

E-mail

  • Limit where and when you will provide your e-mail address.
  • Setup a junk mail e-mail address to be used when you are unsure if the web site or vendor you are working with will respect your privacy.
  • Don't open spam messages, just delete them.
  • Register your e-mail with Direct Marketing Association to identify what types of e-mail you want or don't want sent to your e-mail address.

Phone

  • For your cell phone, setup a _DoNotAnswer contact in your address book and add number for solicitors you don't want calling you.
  • Register your phone number on the Do Not Call list.
  • Report solicitors to the FTC when then continually abuse your number.

For additional information and tips, check out the FTC's information page on their web site.

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