“We all hate spam,” Jim Tanous writes for TekRevue.

“Despite continued improvements in spam detection and filtering, it’s almost unavoidable these days, and while you likely won’t ever be able to stop it completely, there are steps you can take to minimize it”,” Tanous writes. “One of those steps is disabling remote content in the OS X Apple Mail app.”

“Using remote images and content lets legitimate companies and users keep email messages small, and allows for more useful formatting,” Tanous writes. “But spammers and other online bad guys can use remote code to tell if you’ve received their email.”

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