Spam, Spam, Spam

Spam-MailI discovered something interesting this past week. What provider you get your email through will determine the amount of spam you need to filter.

Part of the process of redesigning my website was to change site hosts. (The biggest reason for the change was security. You may remember when my site was hacked in 2013 and was offline for 2 months?!)

When it moved from HostRocket to Media Temple, my spam decreased by 90%!

WOW! That is a HUGE change.

Being online, entering giveaways or not, means you must protect yourself and your computer. If you don’t know where to start, these Internet Tools are the most popular anti-spyware, anti-virus and anti-spam tools currently available.

You may also like these past posts about email and contesting:

What do you do to protect yourself from SPAM?

2015-07-12T06:06:52+00:00July 12th, 2015|Contesting, Sweepstaking|2 Comments

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.


  1. Teresa Young July 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Roadrunner must be good at filtering spam, because I hear from friends about the hundreds of spam emails they get, and if I get 10 a day that’s a lot.

  2. Linda Clineman July 13, 2015 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I’ve used gmail for the last 10 yrs at least and I never have a problem with spam getting into my inbox. Gmail has super strong spam filters and I may get numerous spam mail a day but I always have the choice of chking the spam box for any possible real email. In 10 yrs, I’ve probably found maybe 2 doz real mail that I had to move to my inbox.

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