January 7, 2005
Happy New Year, CNET members!
What's a New Year without New Year's resolutions? Stop dwelling on the ones you didn't accomplish last year, because the real celebration is all about moving forward. So, scrounge up paper and pen, jot down all the things you'd like to accomplish this coming year, and go at it with whole new outlook! Hmm, it's not that easy? Well, let me drop you a few hints:
· Resolution #1: Register for the CNET Forums
· Resolution #2: Visit the CNET Forums when you need advice or when you have helpful tips so
that you can help fulfill someone else's New Year's resolution.
· Resolution #3: Participate in our weekly Q&A if you haven't done so already.
Now, that wasn't so bad. Seriously though, I want to wish each and every one of you a very prosperous and safe New Year, and above all, here's a toast to happiness and good health! Now let's tackle Maria's spam issue. I received some great advice from our members, so read on. Thanks, everyone, for your support and participation.
Member Question of the WeekPlease help me! My main personal e-mail account for five years just recently started to receive a huge amount of spam and is growing in numbers daily. I'm at a complete loss as to how and why this is happening to me. And I'm not about to give up my e-mail account. Is there any solution out there that can keep the spam from winning? Thanks in advance.
Submitted by: Maria E.A sudden and progressive increase in the volume of spam strongly suggests that your e-mail address has been recently added to a number of marketing lists. The time of the year likely has played a role, too: As everyone tries to cash in on the holiday season, the amount of unsolicited mail inevitably peaks. Have you recently registered at Web sites or signed up for electronic newsletters, surveys, or special offers? Entered online contests such as those for iPods, HDTVs, trips, or cars? Downloaded free software? If so, chances are your e-mail address was added...
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