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Spam Overview

Find out how to manage spam (unsolicited email) in your UCSD email account.

Spam is unsolicited bulk email

Spam includes commercial solicitations, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and fraudulent offers.

More you can do to stop spam

  • Don't reply to spam messages. Replying confirms that your email is valid, and will probably result in you receiving more spam.
  • Don't spread spam. Remember, sending chain letters is against university policy.
  • Don't hesitate to use the delete key. The most reliable way to rid yourself of spam is to delete it.

It's not necessary to change your email address. Spammers can easily harvest addresses from infected machines. It takes about 2 weeks for your spam load to return to its previous level.