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0:03 AMHow to Avoid Spam in your Email Account
Ever Wondered why emails containing links for making quick money or emails giving you products at a very low price comes to your email account without taking any subscription? Or from where they get your email address? And why they send you these?
This Article is answer for all these Questions and also for its Prevention.
What is Email Spam?Email spam is commonly referred to as junk email, that involves unimportant and annoying messages sent to a mass amount of email addresses.
Computers that are infected with viruses, often called Botnets, are typically used to distribute about 80 percent of email spam.
Why Spamming is used?
Why to Stop Spamming?
What Content Spam Emails generally Contains?
How to Prevent Spam Emails?
Maintain two email addresses:
Don't write your Email Address in Comments in any website:
If you will leave your email address in comment area then spammers can easily get them using Softwares. Instead you can follow a method to write it there so that no software detects it.
If your email address is email@example.com then write it as abc [at the rate] xyz dot com. This will not let any spammer software to know about your email address as it is only a text for a tool.
Avoid opening spam Emails:
If you do spot what looks like a spam email in your inbox, avoid opening it. Spammers are very clever. They attracts you by sending a mail which contain content that you’ve won a cash prize or exotic holiday or email containing help to someone suffering from some disease.
But however tempting or worrying these emails appear to be, you can guarantee they’ll also be complete rubbish. So don’t open them.
If you do open a spam email by mistake, don’t click on any links in the email.
Don’t be tempted to reply:
Never reply to a spam email – even if this is just to say you don’t want to receive these emails anymore. Most spam accounts are left unread and replying can increase security risks further.
Similarly, don’t threaten the sender. In some cases, emails will be read and spammers still have rights – so if you’ve sent a threatening email, you could face legal action.
Avoid unsubscribing options in that Email:
If you do open up a spam email, you may find an unsubscribe link. But while it might seem logical to click on this link and unsubscribe, you may find that all it does is confirm your address is active and as a result, you’ll receive even more spam. So avoid using unsubscribe options.
Use a spam filter:
If you use Microsoft Outlook or something like this, Then the first thing to do is to use a spam filter such as Mailwasher. This will help to cut down on the number of spam emails you receive as it will detect unsolicited and unwanted emails and prevent them from getting into your inbox.
Unfortunately, however, as I've already said, it won’t stop them completely.
Never Give personal Info in Spam Emails:
Phishing is mainly done in Spam Emails. So never give your personal info in these Emails. To know how to avoid Phishing, Read my Article, How to Prevent Phishing Attacks
So these were Some techniques through which you can avoid spam. Also If you know any other do share with us.