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Report messages as spam

Most email clients offer an option to report a message as spam or junk. If your email client has that option, take advantage of it. Reporting messages as spam or junk helps to train the mail filter so that the messages aren’t delivered to your inbox. However, check your junk or spam folders occasionally to […]

What is spam?

Spam is the electronic version of “junk mail.” The term spam refers to unsolicited, often unwanted, email messages. Spam email is a common and frustrating side effect to having an email account. Spam does not necessarily contain viruses—valid messages from legitimate sources may also fall into this category.

Be careful about releasing your email address to reduce spam

Think twice before you respond to any request for your email address, on the web, verbally, or on paper. Spammers can harvest any email address posted on a website. If you give your email address to a company, that information is often entered into a database so that customer information and preferences can be tracked. […]

Check your spam folder occasionally

Modern email spam filters are very powerful and can keep many common threats at bay without them ever hitting your inbox. Still, it’s advisable to periodically take a look at your spam folder to see if the filter is too aggressive and is blocking mail you want to see. Marking items as spam or not […]

Use multiple email accounts

It might seem like more trouble than it’s worth, but having multiple email accounts can be beneficial to your cybersecurity. This setup lets you avoid giving out your personal email to email newsletters and marketing campaigns, decreasing the risk of phishing and spam.

Unsubscribe from as many email newsletters as possible

Email newsletters can be useful if they’re relevant to your interests, as they provide regular updates. If not, they can eat up a lot of space in your inbox and put you at unnecessary risk, by raising the possibility you’ll click through to a page that’s trying to capture information about you. Unsubscribe if it’s […]