Certain spam messages use generators that try alternatives of email addresses of domains. If you click a link inside an email message or reply to a particular address, you may have just confirmed that your email address is valid. Unwanted messages that offer an “unsubscribe” option are particularly tempting, but this is frequently just a […]
Most major consumer email services offer filtering options, most times you can choose what happens to any message coming from a specific sender and/or contains a specific subject line or particular words. For example, you can immediately archive any email with “free” or “unsubscribe” in its body. This can help you clear out high risk […]
Natural disasters such as Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Floods prompt scammers to solicit contributions supposedly for a charitable organization or a good cause. Definitely it’s best not to respond to unsolicited spam e-mails. Also, be suspicious of individuals representing themselves over e-mail as officials soliciting for donations. Do not click on links within an unsolicited e-mail. […]
Instead of your actual email address to sign up for something you’ll only ever use once, do yourself a favor and try a disposable one. It takes only minutes to sign up for an email address. This can be a good idea for websites whose services you’ll likely never use again and whose emails will […]
Unsubscribe buttons are useful for removing your email address from high-volume mailing lists, like those from political campaigns or big box stores. However, they can also be used against you by spammers. Clicking these buttons confirms your account is in active use and in some cases may redirect to you a malicious webpage. Tagging the […]
The less spam emails you receive, the safer you’ll be. You never know when you might accidentally open a link from a scammer that unleashes malware on your computer. To be safe, flag all spam emails as soon as you receive them. That will direct all future emails from that sender into your spam folder.
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