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Report spam

Spam is the electronic equivalent of junk mail. The term refers to unsolicited, bulk – and often unwanted – email. Most email clients offer ways to mark an email as spam or report instances of spam. Reporting spam will also help to prevent the messages from being directly delivered to your inbox.

Consider opening an additional email to reduce spam

Many domains offer free email accounts. If you frequently submit your email address (for online shopping, signing up for services, or including it on something like a comment card), you may want to have a secondary email account to protect your primary email account from any spam that could be generated. You could also use […]

Don’t click links in spam emails

Lots of spam relies on generators that try different variations of email addresses at certain domains. If you click a link within an email message or reply to a certain address, you are just verifying that your email address is valid. Unwanted messages that offer an “unsubscribe” option are particularly tempting, but this is often […]

Be aware of options selected by default to limit spam

When you sign up for some online accounts or services, there may be a section that provides you with the option to receive email about other products and services. Sometimes there are options selected by default, so if you do not deselect them, you could begin to receive unwanted spam email from those lists as […]

Don’t click the “unsubscribe” link in spam emails

If you open an email that appears to be a scam, never download or click anything inside the message, including the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom. Hackers may try to trick you into thinking you’re opting out of receiving more emails by unsubscribing. In reality, clicking on the link could end up infecting your computer […]

Download advanced spam filtering software for your email account

Popular services like Gmail and Yahoo Mail already have spam filters built into them. However, they can’t protect your inbox from every single piece of spam that comes through. Clicking links and downloading attachments from these messages can infect your computer with malware. For an added level of security, consider using an advanced spam filtering […]