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Last Updated: Wednesday November 11 2009 17:16 GMT

Can I block unwanted email?


Spam, or unwanted emails, make up half of all emails sent around the world. They are usually meant for adults and can be upsetting for children.

But you don't have to accept it or put up with them.

There is special software which can stop spam getting into your inbox.

Speak to your parents about the software if you are at all worried.

Most internet and email companies, like yahoo and AOL, have some sort of system in place to block spam, and they are working to get better systems all the time.

If you need any more information about what they can do, email them for help.