The Belgian government have set up a web site to inform its citizens about spam and how to avoid it. I think it’s a good initiative as it states some truly useful information a lot people probably don’t know. 🙂
On the first page already (probably the only page most people read ;)), they state 4 basic rules (which I support 100%):
- Be careful who you give your address to.
- Don’t reply to dubious emails.
- When publishing your address on a site, make sure it is ‘camouflaged’.
- Protect your computer: use a firewall and virus scanner.
I think they deserve praise for the way they managed to condense the whole spam story and what you can do about it in just one informative page. 🙂
If you understand Dutch or French (what about the German speaking Belgians? :)), read on here.