My answering machine is set to 2 rings. I only answer calls from friends and family. I only return calls to friends and family also. All others that are unavalibale to me are also unavalible from me also. Get on the do not call list for all of your home and cell numbers and ignore them. If you can't for some reason ignore them then tell them they are on your caller ID and that you are recording them and you will be reporting them to the police dept. They will stop calling.Also when I get junk mail I rip it in half and put it in the trash can before I go back into my house.