what newsletters or email alerts you may have unknowingly signed up for and cancel them...if they are actually coming from CNET, that's where they would be located. Those mails also will have an 'unsubscribe' link pointing directly to CNET if they came from us.
There are many sites where when you register you need to look carefully as you register for unchecking areas that give your permission to give your email address to sponsors or advertisers, etc. and you can uncheck those boxes and effectively 'opt out' of receiving those solicitations.
When you get an email, and hover your mouse over the unsubscribe link, you will see the path to the URL that it's actually going to go to. If it's CNET, it will be safe to do that....if it's anybody else, including your bank, DO NOT click on the link within the email because many times they are spoofed links that give you the appearance that they are going to your bank or credit card company when they are actually username and password stealer sites that now get all your log on information and can access those accounts. Go to the addressbar instead and manually type in the url for your bank or credit card company or use your Favorites link if you saved one and go that route instead of clicking that email link.
HELP ME PLEASE PEOPLE.