Here's a little information on controlling spam and spyware. Mailwasher is an excellent Free mail previewer with the ability to generate a bounce message back to spammers telling them your email address does not exist. http://www.mailwasher.net/ And for the browser there is webwasher Designed for use on clients and for smaller-sized networks. WebWasher filters out unwanted advertising and protects the surfer's privacy by filtering cookies, referer strings and Web bugs. Not related to mailwasher... http://www.webwasher.com/en/products/wwash/download.htm Ad-aware is the best free software around to remove spyware from your pc. http://www.lsfileserv.com/ IE-SPYAD is a Registry file (IE-ADS.REG) that adds a long list of known advertisers, marketers, and spyware pushers to the Restricted sites zone of Internet Explorer. Once IE-ADS.REG is "merged" into your Registry, most direct marketers and spyware pushers will not be able to resort to their usual "tricks" (e.g., cookies, scripts, popups, et al) in order to monitor and track your behavior while you surf the Net. Please note that IE-SPYAD will not block banner ads in Internet Explorer. What this Restricted sites list of known advertisers and spyware pushers will do however, is: stop obnoxious script-based popups that clutter your screen and force unwanted advertising on you; block the cookies typically attached to banner ads and which are used to monitor and track your travels around the Internet; prevent the use of ActiveX, Java, and scripting -- active content technologies that can be used to compromise your privacy and security; protect you against auto-installing crapware from spyware pushers (e.g., BonziBuddy, Gator, Lop.com, et al) that can invade your system, monitor your computer and Internet use, and trash your PC. Get it at: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm#IESPYAD or if you want to just go right to the file: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/ie-spyad.exe (self extracting) http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/ie-spyad.zip (Zip format) -- Spider Largo, Florida 33771 http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.