How to Reduce Spam – Introduction

How to Reduce Spam

What is Spam?

‘Spam’ is unsolicited bulk email. To be spam it needs to be both unsolicited (ie you haven’t directly requested it), and sent as part of a bulk email (although some spamming organisations are trying to get around this, by using a type of mailmerge to get around this particular point, despite it still being completely unsolicited.

In the UK, any UK business, targeting a UK individual with spam can be prosecuted and fined. Unfortunately business to business unsolicited email can’t be stopped very easily. Neither can spam generated and sent from outside the UK. If you have a complaint, you can make an official report through the Information Commissioner’s Website.