People do not know that they are usually responsive for the spam they get in the email. Even if you don't have a spam filter, you can block junk email by avoiding to give your email address lightly. When you give your details on a web site that requires registration, you create the premises for spam. Consider just the following instances when you gave your address easily: for page registration, for subscribing to white or yellow pages, to friends, for software downloads, in online forums and chat rooms, and the list may go on.
Other than prevention, the most basic way to block junk email is to install spam filters or spam blockers to eliminate the unwanted messages from the start. These programs can function on the server or on the personal computer, scanning incoming mails, filtering, quarantining or removing completely the messages that resemble spam. The efficiency with which such tools block junk email depends on design and features. At the moment, there is no 100% anti-spam efficiency, and the maximum you can get is 99%.
You can block junk email or at least limit it by creating a temporary email also known as fake address account. The purpose here is to use such a temporary email only once when you need to access some information that is not otherwise possible. When you avoid disclosing your real email address, the possibility of being targeted by spammers is lower. This is however not a reason to discard the use of an email filter, as anything can happen on the Internet in terms of email access. Thanks to a blocking tool that acts between the email program and the email server, any potential spamming message can be detected.
Paid and free solutions are both available for download. Before shopping for commercial products, look for the softwares that come for free and have an over 90% efficiency rate. Make sure to test any spam email filter that you buy; consider another tool is trial versions are not available. At present the market has been flooded by hundreds of commercial softwares designed to block junk email, and it should not be that hard to find an item that matches your PC specifics.