SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Don't want to return to a spam-filled inbox after a summer break? McAfee Inc. (NYSE: MFE - News) released tips today to help e-mail users unsubscribe and block unwanted e- mail.
According to research from McAfee® SiteAdvisorTM, registering an e- mail address with just one Web site can result in hundreds of junk e-mails a week, demonstrating how easy it can be to become the target of unsolicited mail.
"While today's spam filters have improved to catch a larger percentage of junk mail, the threat of spam never really goes away," said Jeff Green, senior vice president of McAfee Avert® Labs. "We hope that users can benefit from our tips to help in their battle against the removal and blocking of unwanted mail."
To help prevent spam, McAfee recommends that users do the following:
More details on the spam-busting tips are available in a whitepaper titled, "Say 'No, Thanks' to Unwanted E-mail," which is available for download through the McAfee Threat Center at: http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat_center/default.asp
For Internet users who want to learn just how spam savvy they are, the McAfee SiteAdvisor Spam quiz is available at http://www.mcafee.com/spamquiz
McAfee Avert Labs maintains a top-ranked global security threat and research organization, employing researchers in 16 countries around the globe. The Labs combine world-class malicious-code and anti-virus research with intrusion prevention and vulnerability research expertise.
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Source: McAfee Inc.