How To Avoid Junk & Spam Messages?

Spam messages, sometimes referred to as junk email are unsolicited & unwelcome messages that are sent en masse to a broad email list for marketing purposes.

Spam messages can be damaging, although most are harmless. Hackers increasingly send spam scams with spyware & malware seeking private information.

How are Spam Messages generated?

  • Spam is usually sent directly by a business that is self-promoting.
  • Typically, a “spammer,” or business that sends unsolicited email, is an advertiser working on behalf of others to expand their message.
  • Spam is less expensive than traditional mass mailings & arguably more effective.

How are you found by spammers?

  • Sometimes they might purchase your email address from another mailing list.
  • They might get them through “harvesters”- computer programs that gather names from newsgroups, websites, and other services where users sign up with their email addresses.

What are the goals of spam?

  • Market information to you directly
  • Potentially steal personal data
  • Potentially steal sensitive information
  • Propagate malware to affect your hardware / software


What are the types of spam you will encounter?

If you check your spam folder or inbox right now, it is more than likely you will find one of these types of email spam.

  • Email spoofing – is the process of changing the email header’s from-address so
    that, when an email is sent, it appears to have come from a reliable source. The links in the body of this email look so instructive, and they are placed such that you would naturally take the action for them to benefit from it.
  • Finance scams are focused on winning money. Do not misunderstand; I am
    referring to a scheme. Yes! The plan of a Prince far away from you. The whole point of this scam is that you pay a tiny fee in exchange for a chance to win a huge lottery prize down the road or you handover financial details.
  • Irrelevant advertisements – Ads are the most prevalent and straightforward type of email. These emails may be among themost pertinent, and they may also mention that you have provided a specific email address in anopt-in location for updates on products and sales. They sell your email address or seek to use your information with additional spam.
  • Malware alerts – when you disclose your email address online, spam bots or botnets
    may crawl and disseminate it on various forums on the dark web. These emails contain compressed files and instructions on how to delete malware from your system in the email body, but they also infect your machine with malware.

Our Creating Edge Email & Chats course found here : Email & Chats Course will give you everything you need to effectively manage spam or junk messages.

You can also implement some of these tips!

  1. Use spam filters on all your messaging servers
  2. Be cautious when clicking links in messages
  3. Don’t respond to messages from addresses you don’t know
  4. Don’t post your email address on public websites
  5. Unsubscribe from unwanted email lists
  6. Use a separate email address for online activities
  7. Keep your virus protection up to date
  8. Download files only form known sources
  9. Limit providing personal information online.
  10. Don’t open emails with suspicious subject lines

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