Many websites ask for your email address when you shop online, download a
freesoftware etc. But do you know that this has a chance of affecting your email
privacy through Spam emails?
Though most websites don’t use spamming as an email marketing strategy, there
are a few that use junk emails that don’t care about anti-Spam laws. Here are
some tips to maintain your email privacy from such threats.
Before submitting your email address you need to check the reputation of the
company. Reputed websites would normally follow the right email practices to
ensure your email privacy. Such companies will never want to loose their hard
earned reputation by getting blammed for spamming.
See whether the websites provides email privacy statements. You need to go
through these statement in detail, and know about the kind of emails that will
be sent to you, how often etc. Based on this you can decide on whether you
need such emails. You don’t want to give your email address to some fraud
company that is thinking about handing over your email address to hundreds
of other websites.
Finally, check whether the website really respects your privacy. Often you will
find some text like “I agree to receive email” that comes with a check box.
You can agree to receive emails by checking the check box. If the check box
is already checked, it is just a good indication that the website doesn’t respect
your privacy. So watch out!