Some things to be careful about.
Congratulations! You've learned the basics of keeping your Junk E-mail Filter in top condition.
Of course, there are other important things you can do to reduce the spam in your system still further. For example, you can be careful about which messages and attachments you open, which pictures you display, which links you click, which messages you forward or respond to, and where you display your e-mail address and other personal information.
These decisions are not always as obvious as they might seem. For example, it's usually not a good idea to click those "unsubscribe" links that often appear in unsolicited messages from online businesses and organizations — or any other links in such messages, for that matter.
Clicking a link tells the sender that you've read their message — and then the sender, instead of "unsubscribing" you, not only may send you more and more mail, but may also sell or trade your address to other junk senders.
Junk e-mail can definitely be a frustrating maze. To provide you with some best practices for finding your way through, we've included links to more information on the Quick Reference Card at the end of this course.
Meanwhile, to test what you've learned about optimizing your Junk E-mail Filter, click Next.