How to Block and Stop Spam Email on Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and Save Your Personal Information – Email is really important electronic method of sending messages or information all around the world in the present generation. So far, people use emails as a method of collecting personal information of other for their own benefit.
Span is one of the most used method that people use to do such and it is really important you should be able to detect spam emails in order not to fall into the traps of these bad guys.
In this article, I will show how you can easily identify and block spam emails in your inbox or spam box.
What is Spam?
Spam is an irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the internet, typically to a large number of users, for the purposes of advertising, phishing, spreading malware, etc.
People use this method to send bulk messages to users at times for business purposes but most often for phishing and collecting information from people. They create an email domain that looks somehow similar to that of a company for which you work for and trick you in that email, scare you and then make you give out your information to then often with the use of a link that takes you to a form when clicked.
What is Email Spam?
Email Spam is the use of email messaging systems to send multiple unsolicited emails to large numbers of recipients for the purpose of commercial advertising, for the purpose of non-commercial proselytizing, for any prohibited purpose (especially the fraudulent purpose of phishing), or simply sending the same email over and over to the same user.
Spamming remains a viable means of promotion by email marketers in order to promote and easily get sales over their products.
Spamming can also be used earlier for phishing purposes and to collect people information without them knowing.
Spam (phishing) exist in many types of which the most important is Social phishing which involves the use spam tools to collect social account information of people on these social media platforms. This is often used to get people Facebook, Instagram, Google account and many other accounts types.
We also have other spam types like Financial Spam which includes bank account spam, PayPal spam, Bitcoin spam and many more.
It is really important you know how to identify a spam email once it lands in your mail box. Some emails detected by Gmail as spam are filtered and sent to spam box for you to review and confirm if it is spam. So lets get there and see how to identify a spam email and block the source.
How to Block Spam Emails on Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook
How to Identify and block Spam Emails in Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook etc (3ways)
- Check out the email of the sender and compare with that of the company’s contact email.
- Check out any link provided in the email body to see what it is up to.
- Try chatting out with the sender and see what he is up to and if he asks you any information, you block and delete the spam in your email box.
Make sure you don’t provide any information asked by the person.
These emails don’t only appear in your spam box but can equally escape the spam filters and get into your primary inbox so be very careful and take the above listed steps really serious.
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