Email spam can be infuriating, can’t it? It’s akin to a deluge of rubbish, your inbox drowning in a sea of unsolicited, unwanted, junk. But quite apart from the banal, the illegal and the uncensored, there is also the issue of hidden malware, ransomware, spyware and viruses.
The Telecoms industry has gone some way to assist with the reduction of unwanted cold calls. Is there something similar we can do for unwanted emails?
We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you deal with spam:
How To Deal With Spam
Before you sign up to any website, check all the terms and conditions. You may unwittingly be opting into marketing emails. There’s normally a tick box inviting you to opt in or opt out.
If you want to stop receiving a marketing email look for an ‘unsubscribe’ option at the bottom of the message.
Never reply to a spam email. Very often spammers guess email addresses, and will send a blanket email to similar addresses, for example: JamesA@XXX, JamesB@XXX , so replying confirms you are a real person. Instead, block the email and/or address.
If you get any suspicious email, don’t click any links - they could be phishing scams to get your personal data.
Create an alternative email address for signing up to websites and services.
If you get a spam email, select it and click the Spam button on the menu bar.
Add a dedicated spam filter – we can recommend products based upon the amount of spam you are receiving and whether you are a home user, or a small or large business.
You don’t need to put up with spam – we may all get it but there are ways of blocking it, so if you need further help on this do get in touch.