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Even if you have followed the Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Unsolicited Email and even if you use one of the many options for filtering unsolicited and unwanted email, you very likely still end up dealing with unsolicited and unwanted email.
If your child is allowed to check email without adult supervision, make sure that she knows that emails with one or more of the following warning signs should be deleted without first being opened:
- The email, whether sent by a stranger or from a familiar address, has an unexpected attachment.
- The email is from a stranger and the subject line contains random words or characters.
- The sender is unfamiliar and the subject line is blank.
- The subject line indicates that the email probably has inappropriate content.
- The subject line is in an unfamiliar language.
- The subject line says that you have won some kind of contest or lottery.
- The subject line uses threatening language.
- The subject line warns that you are in some kind of trouble or danger.
Other Resources for Identifying Unsolicited and Unwanted Email
– U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Protecting your privacy
Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Unsolicited Commercial Email
Spotting an Unwanted Email
http://speedbrake.com/email/findspam — Revised: 9 August 2007