The people using emails must not respond to spam messages to avoid getting compromised through malware.
FREMONT, CA: Email, or electronic mail, is one of the simplest and most convenient ways to exchange information and data with others. It is typical to receive information or emails containing malicious links or suspicious messages.
Some email service providers detect and mark such suspicious emails with the word “SPAM” in the subject line, signaling to the recipient that the email is either junk mail or an unauthorized email with questionable content sent to many recipients. As recipients click on links in spam emails, they can be directed to phishing sites or sites that download malicious software to the victim’s computer.
It is not shocking that most people have received multiple spam emails in the inboxes, and the online activity leads to the spam they get. Here are a few easy ways to tackle spam and stay secure online:
Never give out or post the email address publicly
It’s important to note that everyone can use the Internet. That means spammers are still hiding on the Internet, looking for accessible email addresses to send spam messages. If people make the email address public, cybercriminals can easily spam or, worse, hack the account if they use a weak password.
Do not reply to spam messages
Almost every spam message is malicious emails sent from unverified sources. These outlets may be hackers attempting to gain access to their victims’ computers. It is better to never reply to spam messages because this alerts the spammer that the email address is active, raising the probability that the email will be spammed regularly.
Avoid using the personal or business email address
When participating in any online contest or service, like applications, deal alerts, and others, do not use the personal or business email address. Many spammers keep an eye on these groups or emailing lists for new email addresses to harvest.
Download spam filtering tools and anti-virus software
Spam filtering software and anti-virus software can assist users in scanning emails for malware. If they receive emails that contain malware, the malicious document will be quarantined, and they will be prevented from accessing. It decreases the chances of the computer getting compromised by malware-infected emails. As a result, look for spam filtering applications and anti-virus apps that have these features to alleviate the pain of decoding email contents.