Spam-Proof Your Email Address With No-Cost Solutions

First Book to Help Internet Users Combat Spam Epidemic

SEATTLE, WA – October 20, 2003 – "Spam-Proof Your E-mail Address" is now available to help Internet users eliminate about 97 percent of the spam that would ordinarily clog their e-mail boxes. Best-selling author Brian Livingston describes little-known and cost-free techniques in his 27-page e-book to help users of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux to control who gets their e-mail address and to keep it off spammers’ lists.

Based on recent U.S. government and private non-profit studies, the book describes how spammers obtain your e-mail address and how you can take steps to avoid being added to their lists. Today spam has surpassed legitimate e-mail that now makes up the majority of all messages passing through the Internet. According to experts, spam is quadrupling or quintupling every 12 months.

This book provides simple step-by-step solutions that users can take to protect their e-mail address. No tricky anti-spam filters or hard-to-maintain block lists are required. However, such techniques can be used in addition with the steps described in this book, which can be downloaded at

"I’ve spent months researching and testing the best ways people can keep spammers from grabbing their e-mail addresses," says Livingston. "These techniques really work, and I now have several addresses that receive less than one spam message a month."

Brian Livingston is co-author of Windows 2000 Secrets, Windows Me Secrets and eight other books. Windows Me Secrets quickly became IDG Books’ No. 1 best-selling book at – with more than 1500 pages of undocumented features and tricks, the book is a treasure chest about Windows Me and covers the features of Windows 98 and 95, as well. In addition, Mr. Livingston is a contributing editor to eweek and Datamation and the editor of the twice-monthly Brian’s Buzz on Windows, which received the "Best Free Stuff on the Web" award by PC World Magazine in August 2003. Mr. Livingston formerly wrote the Windows Manager column for Infoworld for 12 years, contributed to CNET News for two years with his consumer-protection Wired Watchdog column, and has appeared on several television programs and radio broadcasts discussing Windows "secrets."